Drosera capensis

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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! An adult plant can reach up to 6 inches across.
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Plants You Receive

Small-sized plants are shipped in 3-inch pots.  All plants are acclimated for windowsill growing.  Full maturity within 1 year.

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical sundew for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Coastal mountains of South Africa.
Sunlight: Very bright filtered sunlight.  
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Set in water to keep the soil wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Prefers mild temperatures but always protect from frost.

Care info will be provided.


  • 5
    perfect plants!

    Posted by Amy on May 14, 2020

    my sundews arrived in excellent condition, got their dew back within a few days, and are helping control my fungus gnat population.

  • 5
    Awesome delivery and plants

    Posted by Shanature on May 10, 2020

    Thank you for the clear and precise directions in the pamphlets. My Sundew is happy and catching many fruit flies!

  • 5

    Posted by Adam on April 26, 2020

    Everything was packaged very well. Loved the clear, concise care instructions that came with the plants.

  • 5
    Beautiful plant

    Posted by Unknown on April 6, 2020

    First of all, all three of my plants arrived in excellent condition. The heating pack that was with them was still warm. I am enjoying watching it grow.

  • 5

    Posted by Jason M. on January 26, 2020

    Came with not one but TWO plants. came so big that it was rubbing on cup. Came shipped great and fast.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on January 6, 2020

    This was a perfect specimen in pristine condition. It was packaged well and shipped quickly.

  • 5

    Posted by Bonnie V. on September 13, 2019

    Arrived in beautiful condition and very healthy. It has been thriving in a south window and having the occasional snack of a fungus gnat from my many other plant pots. I am officially hooked on carnivorous plants.

  • 5
    Arrived on time in good condition

    Posted by Levi on April 28, 2019

    The plant was put together for shipping very well and arrived healthy. My new drosera capensis now enjoys its new home by the window sill!