Cape Sundew Plant - Drosera capensis - Carnivorous - 2" Pot

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Drosera capensis, or Cape Sundew, is a very easy sundew to grow. It is native to the Cape region of South Africa. They are perennial, with a stem of 8-14 inches high and linear leaves tapered toward the base. The leaves are densely covered with hairs that secrete a sticky sap that attracts insects. The hairs cover the top surface of the leaves and provide a moist appearance that is irresistable to insects. Once an insect is trapped on a leaf, the leaf curls around the insect. Drosera secretes digestive enzymes into this mix when it detects an insect and this continues until the insect is liquified and its soluble contents digested. It is one of the easiest of the Drosera to grow. The active tentacle traps of 4 cm length and 8 mm wide are quite beautiful. Tentacles are coloured in red if the plant is under the sun. The plants bloom in the Fall with scapes that have numerous, 6 to 20, small pinkish flowers up to 1 cm long. The flowers are self-pollinating, and when seedpods dry they produce hundreds of viable seeds. Hardiness zones 8-10, (1 C/35 F, -10 C/15 F) in Winter. They should be grown in bright light, but with protection from full midday sun. In cloudy coastal areas, artificial light is preferable. Pale stringy growth indicates more light is needed and a healthy plant will have red on the tentacles. Temperatures should be kept between (20 C/25 C, 68 F/76 F). Wet all of the time / Mineral free water / Mineral free soil / Full sun!
  • Very easy sundew to grow
  • Water with mineral free distilled or rain water
  • Native to the Cape region of South Africa
  • Great in terrariums
  • The plant you will receive is growing in a 2" pot