- Drosera capensis, also called the Cape sundew, is perhaps the perfect carnivorous plant for a beginner. Cape sundew carnivorous plants grow large stems with many long, green leaves. The end of each leaf is covered in small, red tentacles with tiny droplets of mucilage on each one. When an insect becomes stuck to a cape sundew leaf, the leaf slowly curls around the trapped insect and digests it. Cape sundew carnivorous plants produce flower stalks up to 6″ tall with numerous showy, pink flowers. Drosera capensis grow year-round and can adapt to almost any condition.
Type of Plant: Tropical plant for indoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants: Leaves may reach 6 inches.
Sunlight: Partial sun. A south window with several hours of direct sunlight is ideal.
Water: 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.
Soil: Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.
- Temperature: 15 – 28 °C
- Pictures are not the actual plants you will receive, but a sample representation.