This particular variety of Drosera capensis is known for its pink coloration when exposed to high intensity light and for growing much bigger than the average Cape Sundew, hence the name ‘Big Pink’. It is easy to care for and may produce plantlets as it grows. The leaves are covered with tentacles (trichomes) that secrete a sticky “dew” to attract and catch prey.
Drosera capensis ‘Big Pink’
$18.00 – $23.00
Size and packing method: You will receive a bare root plant about 3-4 inches in diameter, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel. If selecting with soil mix, you will receive two cups of our prepackaged Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix in addition to the bare root plant. This quantity of soil is roughly enough to fill one 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch square pot.
Mature size: 6-9 inches in diameter
Light: Full sun
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, pure peat or peat-sand mix
Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, or fish food every 2-3 weeks, only use fertilizer if you have plenty of experience growing carnivorous plants
Water: Keep wet at all times, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Dormancy period: None
Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.