Drosera capensis

SKU:
23011
$11.95
(99 reviews) Write a Review
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.
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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Reviews

  • 5
    Another outstanding plant

    Posted by Jimmie Scott on February 24, 2022

    Plant is growing and looks better than the photo.

  • 5
    Another outstanding plant

    Posted by MAJ JIMMIE SCOTT on February 24, 2022

    Plant is growing nonstop, looks like the photo, only better.

  • 5
    DROSERA CAPENSIS

    Posted by Bill Schultz on February 3, 2022

    Arrived in beautiful shape. It’s very happy in my greenhouse wet bed

  • 4
    Christmas gift of Dewdrops

    Posted by Shareef Noor on January 3, 2022

    They arrived well packaged, and in decent health. I have managed to keep them alive for a whole month and long enough to gift them to my family members. Now it's just up to them on whether or not they stay alive. Great gift if a little tricky to keep alive, highly recommend!

  • 5
    Drosera capensis

    Posted by James Zimmerman on December 2, 2021

    love this plant it came in the mail very well protected ans in good health.

  • 5
    Great service and amazing plants

    Posted by Mike on November 27, 2021

    I have had my plants for several months now and they are amazing. They arrived lovingly packaged. They sit in RO water on the south side of the house window sill did great...moved them to an indoor sun room for plants...its winter in Erie PA...last place you would want to have to depend on solar panels, full spectrum LED lighting. doing great was surprised with purple flowers.

  • 5
    Awesome

    Posted by ben beranek on May 10, 2021

    Arrived quickly- the plant still had dew on its leaves and was in excellent condition!!

  • 5
    Great plants!

    Posted by Devin Rau on May 7, 2021

    The plants arrived in excellent health. I say plants because I ordered 1 but that one pot had 4 plants in it. They started getting their dew back the very next day. I would definitely recommend ordering from these guys.