DROSERA CAPENSIS PDF

The perfect beginner's plant! Named for its natural habitat, the cape region of South Africa, Cape sundews grow vigorously and produces large leaves at maturity. Each leaf is covered with sticky gooey dew. When a fly lands on it, the leaf slowly curls around it to get the most out of the insect. Look for tall stalks of purple flowers as the plant matures, and watch them ripen with seed.

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The perfect beginner's plant! Named for its natural habitat, the cape region of South Africa, Cape sundews grow vigorously and produces large leaves at maturity. Each leaf is covered with sticky gooey dew. When a fly lands on it, the leaf slowly curls around it to get the most out of the insect.

Look for tall stalks of purple flowers as the plant matures, and watch them ripen with seed. A cool-tropical species, Drosera capensis likes a very sunny window with mild temperatures. It may slow down significantly during the hottest parts of summer, but watch it take off again when the weather cools down.

Bright light is key to growing it! Our Cape sundews have very wide leaves, and when fully mature, the entire plant can grow to a diameter of 7 inches. Plants You Receive Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot and will reach flowering maturity within a growing season.

All plants were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection. Please watch the monthly video for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and essential growing tips for the season. Partial sun. A south window with several hours of direct sunlight is ideal.

Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals less than 50 parts per million. Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.

Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite or washed river sand. Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost. General Description. Natural Habitat Coastal mountains of South Africa. Type of Plant Tropical plant for indoor growing. Size of Adult Plants Leaves may reach 4 inches. Sunlight Partial sun. Water Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals less than 50 parts per million. Soil Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite or washed river sand.

Cold Tolerance Tolerant of very cool temperatures, but protect from frost. Related Items. Drosera capensis, Big Pink. Nepenthes x Peter D'Amato. Cephalotus follicularis. Drosera dichotoma, Giant Staghorn [LG]. Nepenthes x Fancy Fish. Nepenthes sanguinea [SM]. Nepenthes spectabilis x talangensis. Nepenthes curtisii. Awesome delivery and plants. Beautiful plant. Reviewer: Jason M. View All Customer Reviews.

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Drosera Capensis - Growing/Care

Drosera capensis is a free-flowering, robust, carnivorous, evergreen perennial, of varying height, but usually around mm. The short, woody stems are rhizomatous below with well-developed roots. The leaves radiate from the stem and are made up of a petiole and lamina, the petiole being almost the same length as the lamina. The lamina is flattened and bears knob-shaped tentacles, which are stalked, mucilaginous glands covering the leaf surface.

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Drosera capensis ‘Narrow Leaf’

You'll fall in love with the heart-leafed sundew, Drosera schizandra! That is, if you can figure out how to keep it happy It is a beautiful and unusual specimen, and one of the few carnivorous plants that grows on the rainforest floor! I'm not sure why this sundew isn't more common in collections; it's literally named for its spectacular ability to proliferate. Drosera adelae is one queen from Queensland that can be a crown jewel in any collection.

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