Drosera capensis ‘Wide Leaf’ is appropriately named for the wider leaves it produces in comparison to the typical form of the plant. It is a hardy grower and will develop a “trunk” over time as old leaves die away and new ones are produced from the growth point. The leaves are covered with tentacles that secrete a clear sticky substance to attract and catch prey.
Drosera capensis ‘Wide Leaf’
$15.00 – $20.00
Size and packing method: You will receive a young bare root plant about 1 inch 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: 3-4 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
Water: Keep wet at all times, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.