Drosera capensis, Broad Leaf

(99 reviews)

Named for its natural habitat, the cape region of South Africa, Cape sundews grow vigorously and produces large leaves at maturity. It's considered a mountainous plant, so it likes a very sunny window with mild temperatures. The broad leaf form has wider leaves than the more common narrow leaf form. It also grows slower than other forms of Cape sundews and is more temperamental to hot conditions. However, it matures into a larger plant overall.

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

    Posted by Jamie Hardilek on March 10, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Victor Castaneda on March 3, 2019

  • 4

    Posted by Ed Ginzel on February 25, 2019

    very nice pair of plants. the leaves look a little wider than expected. i would say this is not a narrow leaf variety.

  • 5

    Posted by Karlie Ligore on January 22, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on January 6, 2019

    The plant I ordered arrived healthy and robust and in fantastic condition.It is thriving.

  • 5
    Great grower with voracious appetite

    Posted by Travis on January 4, 2019

    This thing is like a weed, it doesn't stop growing; tells how healthy it is, and of course, it's already taking in a good feed. Excellent plant

  • 5
    Very happy with my purchase

    Posted by jeff on December 30, 2018

    No problems receiving my 2 sundews. They are a great addition to my collection. Growing like weeds! Thanks

  • 5
    Awesomely quirky

    Posted by AT on December 30, 2018

    Arrived in great condition...plant has a quirkiness to it that I love...thanks for the great plants every time!!!

  • 5
    So much fun

    Posted by Jenny on October 8, 2018

    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Christine on August 20, 2018

    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.

  • 5
    tropical sundew

    Posted by Unknown on August 14, 2018

    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.

  • 5

    Posted by ComradeCantaloupe on May 21, 2018