Drosera capensis, Big Pink

(67 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
    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Brett Jacoby on January 8, 2021

    Another awesome plant. Keep up the good work!

  • 5
    Drosera capensis, Big Pink

    Posted by Mary Losure on January 8, 2021

    My sundew is thriving! Arrived in a Minnesota winter, delayed by pandemic...and made it through!

  • 5
    Drosera capensis (big pink)

    Posted by Robert Wade on December 20, 2020

    Super happy coming out of package, transplanted well. Got 3 plants in the one container, pretty stoked on that.

  • 5
    Big Pink

    Posted by Bruce Reed on December 11, 2020

    The plant arrived in perfect condition. Your expertise in packaging is apparent. Then my cat decided to eat all but two of the branches. It is growing three new branches.

  • 5
    Fast shipping and very healthy plant

    Posted by Mike Kelly on December 11, 2020

    Was shipped in cold weather but they package so well plant was healthy and just amazing

  • 5
    Arrived in good condition

    Posted by Ira Houston on November 25, 2020

    As of the week dark ends

  • 5
    Plant arrived in good condition

    Posted by Ira Houston on November 25, 2020

    Two weeks growing nice

  • 5
    Drosera capensis

    Posted by Laura Satterly on August 17, 2020

    Happy and healthy

  • 5
    Great plant, slight transport damage

    Posted by Malayna on August 9, 2020

    This was my 1st experience with carnivorous plants & buying plants online & am very happy with both experiences. I wanted something that would be a natural solution for fungus gnats & not harm my plants, my kids or my pets, before trying more harsh (and ugly) options. And it was an excuse to get more plants, win win! It came well packaged inside a plastic cup, but it was evident after several days that a couple of the stems had been damaged as they seemed to be dying. Based on the info in the box & the website I wasn't worried about it (stated it might take some days to recover and there was a 30-day guarantee). And while it did end up losing the sticky ends of the damaged stems, the plant as a whole has recovered quite nicely and made quite a dent in my gnat population judging by all the buggy bodies it's collected. I am quite happy with how little attention it needs, just fill up the water every couple of days. It's been fun for the kids too. Can't wait to get more!