Drosera capensis, White Leaf

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This naturally occurring variety of Drosera capensis has very little, if any, red pigment. For most of the year, the tentacles are white. During the summer or in very bright sunny conditions, the tentacles become pink. When fully mature, plant can be 5 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. Great for the first-time grower.
Plant You Receive
• Juvenile plant, approximately 3 inches tall.
• Will reach maturity within an additional 6-12 months.
• Acclimated for windowsill growing.
• Shipped in a 3-inch pot. Care info is included.
General Care
Type of Plant: Tropical sundew for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Coastal mountains of South Africa.
Sunlight: Partial sun. Avoid harsh, hot sunlight.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less). Keep the soil wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite. No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Tolerant of cool temperatures but always protect from frost.

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  • 5
    Drosera Capensis is great!

    Posted by Patrick on January 10, 2022

    I ordered a white leaf Drosera Capensis and was surprised at how well packaged and cared for it was making my to me from across the country. There was lots of care and concern taken by Saracencia in getting the plant to me!

  • 5
    Love this plant

    Posted by Sara on February 21, 2021

    I bought this to battle fungus gnats in my spring seed starting endeavor. It is working beautifully.

  • 5
    Arrived in great shape

    Posted by Ira Houston on November 25, 2020

    Growing but ends looking dark

  • 5

    Posted by Kimberly Duncan on August 31, 2020

  • 4

    Posted by Dan on August 18, 2020

  • 5
    Happy and Healthy

    Posted by Micah on August 16, 2020

    It came in great condition and has been thriving in my bog. Love it. There was even a bonus tiny baby in the pot.

  • 5
    Online Purchase

    Posted by Michael J Kalafut on August 16, 2020

    Love the Healthy/Beautiful Plant, Quick/Safe Delivery, Great Guys/Great Plants : ) !!!

  • 5
    Another great plant

    Posted by Philip Brookins on August 16, 2020

    My order was exactly as advertised. The capensis is happy on my window sill, catching dozens of fungus gnats. Great job plant!