Drosera capensis

$11.95 - $14.95
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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.
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Plants You Receive

Smalle plants are shipped in 3-inch pots.  Medium plants are shipped in 3.5-inch pots.  All plants are acclimated for windowsill growing.  

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical sundew for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Coastal mountains of South Africa.
Sunlight: Very bright filtered sunlight.  
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Set in water to keep the soil wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Prefers mild temperatures but always protect from frost.

Care info will be provided.


  • 5

    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Susan on December 11, 2020

    I have the white leaf one too. These plants come so well packaged and in good shape. These plants are so fascinating

  • 5

    Posted by Shanelle on August 3, 2020

    Arrived well packed and in great health, and it has been ridding my apartment of fruit flies like a little champion! I realized that there are actually 2 plants, 1 was just teeny tiny when it got here, but it has 3 leaves now as well.

  • 4
    Cape Sundew

    Posted by Willie Crutcher II on July 15, 2020

    I was satisfied with my purchase. Thanks look forward to doing more business with you guys in the future.

  • 2
    Looks cool

    Posted by Neal Crowley on July 13, 2020

    first time trying to grow one it is pretty small it only catches gnats and Ants Cant catch and hold on to flys guess it dosnt produce strong enough Glue yet it still looks pretty healthy so i think it will be ok for the rest of this year.

  • 5

    Posted by Shawn on July 1, 2020

    My sundew was in good health on arrival and is now thriving following their included instructions. Could not be happier.

  • 5
    Awesome plant

    Posted by Jeffery Chamberlin on June 11, 2020

    Plant arrived in good health, well packed and fair priced. Great to do business with.