Carnivorous Plant - Drosera capensis 'Typical'

Drosera capensis ‘Typical’

$7.00

Size: You will receive one plant  2-3 inches in diameter
Native region: Cape of South Africa

Drosera capensis, or the Cape Sundew, is a carnivorous plant species forming linear leaves up to 2 1/2 in. long. It is easy to care for and and may produce plantlets as it grows. The leaves are covered with tentacles (trichomes) that secrete a sticky “dew” to attract and catch prey. The dew also contains enzymes that aid in digestion. Once a leaf traps prey, the bug’s movements trigger the leaf to curl up, introducing more dew and enzymes. Eventually, the plant absorbs all of the nutrients in the bug leaving only the external skeleton.

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 Growing requirements

Mature size: 4-5 inches in diameter
Light: Full sun
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, pure peat, peat-sand mix, or long-fiber sphagnum
Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, or fish food every 2-3 weeks, only use fertilizer if you have plenty of experience growing carnivorous plants
Humidity: 50-90%
Water: Keep wet at all times, use rain or distilled water, only use tap water if it is low in salts and minerals (PPM of 50-140, the lower the number the better)
Temperature: 45-90°F
Dormancy period: None

Visit our resource page for printer friendly care information and initial planting instructions. This information will also be included with your shipment.

Please keep in mind:

  • All plants are shipped bare root to reduce the risk of spreading harmful pests that can live in soil.
  • Individual plants will vary slightly in fullness and size, they will not be identical to the photo.
  • Currently we only ship within the United States.

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