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Drosera capensis
Drosera capensis


 
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General Description
 
The perfect beginner's plant! Named for its natural habitat, the cape region of South Africa, Cape sundews grow vigorously and produces large leaves at maturity. Each leaf is covered with sticky gooey dew. When a fly lands on it, the leaf slowly curls around it to get the most out of the insect. Look for tall stalks of purple flowers as the plant matures, and watch them ripen with seed.

A cool-tropical species, Drosera capensis likes a very sunny window with mild temperatures. It may slow down significantly during the hottest parts of summer, but watch it take off again when the weather cools down. Bright light is key to growing it!

Our Cape sundews have very wide leaves, and when fully mature, the entire plant can grow to a diameter of 7 inches.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot and will reach flowering maturity within a growing season. All plants were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.

Please watch the monthly video for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and essential growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
Coastal mountains of South Africa.

Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
Leaves may reach 4 inches.

Sunlight
Partial sun. A south window with several hours of direct sunlight is ideal.

Water
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.

Soil
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Cold Tolerance
Tolerant of very cool temperatures, but protect from frost.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 68 Write a review »

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So much fun October 8, 2018
Reviewer: Jenny from Wauwatosa, WI United States  
Plant arrived in good condition. It's about a month in, and she is thriving in my west/southwest facing window. Hasn't caught any fruit flies yet, but it's nice and dewy and ready for the opportunity.

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August 20, 2018
Reviewer: Christine from Montpelier, VT United States  
The level of care demonstrated in the packing of this plant was pretty extraordinary. This plant lost it's dewy drops in transit, but is perking back up. We'll definitely order again.

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tropical sundew August 14, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Williamsburg, OH United States  
I am happy with my purchase.  It got here in good condition.  I bought it because we have gnats and i thought it would help get rid of them.  My sister-in-law in Michigan bought some and was very happy with the results.

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May 21, 2018
Reviewer: ComradeCantaloupe from bellingham, WA United States  


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Amazing! May 15, 2018
Reviewer: Deaundre Cotton from Eutaw, AL United States  
One of my favs that stand out against the others. Fast growing and great at catching small bugs.

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