Drosera Capensis Alba (Cape Sundew)

Drosera Capensis Alba (Cape Sundew)

$15.00 inc. GST

POT MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 8cm(Ø) x 7cm(H)

Pot color and size may vary and change subject to availability

Drosera Capensis, commonly known as the Cape Sundew, is a small rosette-forming carnivorous species of perennial sundew native to the Cape in South Africa.

  • It is a free-flowering, robust and easy-to-grow carnivorous perennial plant.
  • It has varying height, but usually around 15cm.
  • The short, woody stems emerge from a rhizome with well-developed roots.
  • Because of its size, easy to grow nature, and the copious amounts of seed it produces, it has become one of the most common sundews in cultivation.
LIGHT
  • Provide partial sunlight (several hours of direct sunlight with bright filtered light during the day).
  • Avoid the full shade.
  • It can be acclimated to more extreme heat and direct sun over the length of a few seasons.
  • Other species, including Drosera spiralis and D. graomogolensis, should be kept inside to protect them from harsh weather.
WATER
  • All sundews require mineral-free water.
  • If your tap water is relatively pure (less than 50 parts per million in dissolved minerals), then you can safely water your sundews with it.
  • Otherwise, you can use distilled bottled water. Keep the soil wet at all times. You can do this by setting the plant in small amounts of standing water, up to halfway up the pot.
SOIL
  • Use a soil mixture of 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite.
  • Never use potting soil, compost or fertilizer; they will kill your plant.

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