Drosera capensis

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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.
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

    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.

  • 5
    perfect plants!

    Posted by Amy on May 14, 2020

    my sundews arrived in excellent condition, got their dew back within a few days, and are helping control my fungus gnat population.

  • 5
    Awesome delivery and plants

    Posted by Shanature on May 10, 2020

    Thank you for the clear and precise directions in the pamphlets. My Sundew is happy and catching many fruit flies!