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Sundew 'Drosera capensis'

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Drosera capensis

The Drosera capensis (Cape sundew) is one of the best known and easiest South African carnivorous plants to keep. This exotic plant grows quite quickly and is very effective at catching insects. Drosera capensis rolls its upstanding elongated sticky leaves to catch the insect. This Drosera can grow well in a terrarium, on the windowsill, or even in the garden.

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Drosera capensis
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Drosera capensis flower Drosera capensis Drosera capensis
Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
full light
Watering
high
Properties
special

Product info

The Cape sundew has quite a unique appearance. It has a wreath of round leaves from which stems grow, with sticky red flytraps. These traps are elongated and have red tentacles on their tips with a glittering drop of glue-like substance. When an insect comes into contact with the sticky substance, it will not be able to escape. In the summer, Drosera capensis grows beautiful flowers with a purple colour. The Cape sundew comes from the Cape in South Africa, hence the name. Araflora sells several variations of sundew plants from temperate zones, take a look at the other sundew species on the website.

Height:
3 cm
3 cm
Width:
4 cm
4 cm
Adult height:
5-10 cm
5-10 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower period:
Jan-July
Jan-July
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Carnivorous
carnivorous
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Introduction
introduction
Properties:
Special
special
Natural habitat:
South Africa
South Africa
Altitude range:
0-500 m
0-500 m
 

Plant care

The Cape sundew is a strong carnivorous plant that is easy to care for. Both in the garden and in the home, Drosera capensis can thrive. A sunny, moist spot is best for this plant. Give the Cape sundew sufficient water, preferably soft water or rainwater, because these types of water contain less calcium and nutrients. Added plant nutrients are not necessary. The soil should be slightly acidic. Araflora uses pure peat for this plant, but a mix of sand and peat is also suitable.

Care:
Normal
normal
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Full light
full light
Watering:
High
high
Watering tips:
Standing in water
standing in water
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Water spraying:
No-water spraying
no-water spraying
Air humidity at day:
60-100%
60-100%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
15-25°C
15-25°C
Night temperature:
10-20°C
10-20°C
Temperature max:
30°C
30°C
Temperature:
15°C
15°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
0-20cm
0-20cm
Soil ph:
<7
<7
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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