Drosera capensis ‘Big Pink’

/Drosera capensis ‘Big Pink’

Drosera capensis ‘Big Pink’


Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

This particular variety 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’. 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 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.

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.


 Growing requirements

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
Humidity: 50-90%
Water: Keep wet at all times, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Temperature: 45-90°F
Dormancy period: None

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

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1 review for Drosera capensis ‘Big Pink’

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Megan (verified owner)

    Wow, my Big Pink just arrived! I signed up for mail tracking; it shipped on Monday and arrived just afternoon on Wednesday. It seems to be in EXCELLENT condition and is much bigger than I expected, roughly 6″ in diameter. The soil I purchased along with the plant was exactly enough to fill the 4″ diameter pot I used. I’m glad I watched the video on planting bare root plants as the instructions said since this is my first carnivorous plant ever. It went just fine but would have been a nerve-racking experience if I hadn’t. Very happy, so thank you!

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