Drosera capensis ‘Typical’

/Drosera capensis ‘Typical’

Drosera capensis ‘Typical’


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.

Native region: Cape of South Africa

Size and packing method: You will receive a bare root plant 2-3 inches in diameter, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel


 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, 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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