Drosera capensis, Big Pink

(64 reviews)

Big Pink is a selected breeding of the white leaf and red leaf forms of Drosera capensis. In bright sunlight, the plant produces long pink leaves that are larger than its parent plants. A fully mature plant has a leaf span of 6 inches and often get to 6 inches tall. As a cool-tropical species, this plant likes it sunny but cool. It may slow down significantly during the hottest parts of summer, but watch it take off again when the summer heat passes. This is the most vigorous Cape sundew in our collection. Great for the first-time grower.

Type of Plant: Tropical plant for windowsill growing.
Size: 6 inches across when mature.
Sunlight: Partial sun. Avoid hot sunlight.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite only.
Temperatures: Tolerant of cool temperatures but always protect from frost.

• Juvenile plant, acclimated for windowsill growing.
• Shipped in a 3-inch pot. Care info is included.

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  • 5
    Big Pink

    Posted by Kevin Ray Kirby on May 11, 2023

    The plant came in excellent condition right out of the package! I have owned D. Capensis variities in the past but not BP. I have sent a few to my friends trying to hook them on CP's and explain many of them are not some delicate orchid. AND IT EATS BUGs!!!!! I have had great satisfaction dealing with your company to change one of my orders up a little and you didnt miss a beat! Its getting hot here in PDX can BP handle it on a windowsill that gets STRONG late afternoon sunshine? (Not sure I can lol) I am a satisfied customer and will return! KEEP GROWING!

  • 5
    D. Capensis caenivourous plant

    Posted by Bradley Anderson on May 7, 2023

    The plant arrived healthy and with no problems. It instantly started producing dew, the plant has recently started producing more leafs and caught a big moth with how much dew it has produced. 10/10 plant, 10/10 shipping and 10/10 service!

  • 5

    Posted by MARK DAY on October 28, 2022

    Excellent plant, growing well. Arrived in great condition well packaged and fast shipping. I plan on ordering more plants from your store.

  • 5
    Drosera capensis, Big Pink

    Posted by James J Quint on August 12, 2022

    Love the plants! Arrived in excellent condition. They are helping to keep my gnat problem in check and doing a good job of it!

  • 5
    Such a beautiful Sundew!

    Posted by Vanessa Cummings on July 1, 2022

    I was so excited to receive my Sundew, as this was my first carnivorous plant. It was packaged very well and made it through shipping perfectly. She is thriving in my kitchen windowsill that faces the West. She is quite content and is very active since it is summer. Thank you for this gorgeous plant!

  • 5
    Very healthy plant

    Posted by CHRISTY on May 30, 2022

    I'm new to carnivorous plants, except for one Venus fly trap I've had for a couple of years, and was excited to breach out by ordering sundews. I ordered this d. capensis, big pink and a d. spatulata Both arrived quickly and in good condition and were packaged well. Will definitely order from Sarracenia Northwest again.

  • 5
    Big Pink

    Posted by Dawn on May 29, 2022

    Wishing I could give more than 5 stars. Excellence in all and every way from this seller

  • 5
    Big Pink

    Posted by Susan on November 12, 2021

    Plants always come so well packed. Added this to my collection

  • 5
    Healthy weird plants!

    Posted by Mark Morris on May 14, 2021

    The plants arrived in beautiful conditions and packed well. Surprised at how big they already were. My plants seem to be getting comfortable with their new environment and locations. They have been in my seeding area under grow lights all day and I have only watered with tap water. I know it’s says not to but our water here is not hard and all my house plants love it too. Only one or two traps have died back and they are munching on my little gnats and fruit flies in the nursing area. My son loves and is very curious about plants and these are great for teaching. Super much better than the ones in the stores.

  • 5
    Drosera Capensis Big Pink

    Posted by Gary Lanning on April 8, 2021

    Arrived healthy and is adding new growth. Happily eating fungus gnats in the greenhouse.

  • 5
    Awesome plants; even better customer service..

    Posted by Roger McCurry on January 27, 2021

    I ordered a couple of these and I live in Denver. USPS left them in their van overnight when it got really cold and it killed them. They were replaced immediately and the replacements that arrived looked amazing and they are growing so fast. I will definitely be doing repeat business with these guys. Thanks again!!

  • 5
    Happy with plant

    Posted by Clayton Kroh on January 9, 2021

    Another well packaged plant that suffered no ill effects from shipping. Healthy and growing well.