: Cape Sundew – Drosera capensis – Carnivorous Plant 3″ Pot: Garden & Outdoor. The Cape Sundew, Drosera capensis, is a very easy-to-grow carnivorous plant with strap-like leaves, loaded with red tentacles that slowly move in on its prey. Drosera capensis (the Cape Sundew) is the most common sundew in cultivation, since it is so easy to grow (once it is given favorable conditions). Drosera.

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Once, when fed often, my ‘Typical’ and ‘Albino’ forms have produced huge flower stalks, which created around seeds per stalk. In early summer or late spring, D. Sow fresh seeds on the surface in moist growth media. Written and edited by Aaron May. Has grown well for me in the temp range of degrees F. When the seeds are ripe, their capsules open to release the fine, light-weight seeds which fall out and are dispersed near the parent plants.

However, never give up on your plant- Drosera capensis frequently comes back from the roots once provided with favorable conditions again! Drosera capensiscommonly known as the Cape sundew[1] [2] is a small rosette -forming carnivorous species of perennial [3] sundew native to the Cape in South Africa. They are now beginning to spread on their own, potentially with help from water birds. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing video clips. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Prepare a 9 cm pot with growth media, water well. I have had issues with Drosera capensis ‘Red’, but I think it is because the stalk gets burnt in my lights.


If temperatures briefly drop below freezing, or if the media dries out ddrosera in the warmer months, the vegetative growth above the ground will die. Drosera capensis grow in most sizes of pots. The tea was also used as a tranquilizer and some believe that it has aphrodisiac properties. Under bright light, the leaf lamina develops yellow-green coloration.

Drosera capensis varieties – The Cape Sundew

The lower lamina surface is smooth and cpensis. Once young leaves develop, pierce the plastic to allow for acclimatization and hardening off. It doesn’t get easier than that! However, while growth is maintained, If grown indoors and left unfed, it will flower much less or not at all.

The ‘Red’ form will turn completely red if given enough light. 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.

This drowera has never flowered for me. New foliage will, however, grow and continue to produce dew.

This plant does a great job at maintaining its growth without being fed once it reaches maturity. There is speculation that the fluid is slightly sweetly scented to attract insects.

My Droseraa capensis Bainskloof and “Wide-Leaf” have never flowered for me. Drosera gets its name from the Greek word, drososmeaning dew.

The plant can become quite large, since the leaves can reach 2. Cape sundew Scientific classification Kingdom: When fed, the leaves reach around 1. I recommend using the tray method. Moist soil must be maintained year-round by the presence of a saucer under the pot, but watering must be reduced and the saucer removed in winter. It tolerates a variety of soils which low in nutrients.


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With the help of the digestive secret the insect is now decomposed until only the chitin armor remains. This form of Drosera capensis remains rather compact and the leaves do not get very large, regardless of how much it is fed, or how tall of a pot I have used.

Place in a northern or capeniss direction for best sunlight if growing indoors. They have been planted in the wild or unintentionally introduced through soil contaminated capensie seeds with plantings of pitcher plants and water lilies.

The plant thrives full sun locations on nutrient-poor, waterlogged and lime-free soils. Probably the most interesting characteristic of this plant is its ability to digest the nutrients, especially the nitrogen it requires from insects caught in its stalked tentacles. Media related to Drosera capensis at Wikimedia Commons. Leave this capesnis blank.

The lamina is flattened and bears knob-shaped tentacles, which are stalked, mucilaginous glands covering the leaf surface. The sensitive tentacles are able to detect caught prey and produce more dew to entrap their victim.

Drosera capensis

Watering and keeping the plant moist will revive them. Introduction Glistening dewdrops adorn the strap-like leaves of the sundew, enticing insects to their deaths.

The roots of Drosera capensis are long and thick- perfect for cuttings. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Google QR Capensiss Generator.