Cape Sundew - Plant

Drosera - capensis

Cape Sundew - Plant

Drosera - capensis
Droplets cling to the long leaves of the Drosera capensis. When light hits them, they gleam like little diamonds! The plant uses these drops to catch insects. Not just a pretty plant, it is also beneficial. The Cape sundew is a bog plant. That's why the plant should be allowed stand in a bit of water in summer, preferably rainwater. Keep the soil moist in winter, without letting it become waterlogged. The plant does like lots of light, but not strong, midday sunlight. In the summer, the sundew also looks great in the garden!
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Cape Sundew - Plant

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Estimated delivery time : 5-12 Working Days

Latin name: Drosera - capensis
Delivery type: Delivered as plant in nursery pot
Guarantee: 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Pink,Green
Preferred location: Sun
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Growing Height: 10 - 15 cm
The Sundew is an exceptional houseplant that comes in a nursery pot. Follow these instructions if changing the pot. Use a rough mix of peat or in any case something that won't be too nutritious. Give the plant a wide, shallow dish with holes in the base. Add your soil and plant your Drosera at the correct height. Fill up with more soil and press firmly in. Water your sundew generously immediately after planting. Stand the planter in a nice warm and light spot but do protect the foliage from all too bright sun. Keep the saucer full of water in the growing season (to keep the soil moist and to aid humidity).
There are some sundew plants that can withstand quite a bit of cold and will do well outdoors too. There are even some that can be planted in marshy soil in the garden and survive the winter!
Sundews don't like the soil too limey. This carnivorous plant will thank you for using rain water to water it. Do water from below, and not on the plant. Keep the soil constantly moist because Drosera originated in marshy regions. The saucer under the pot can be kept full of water.
No need to feed this plant and indeed, if you were to overdo it, it would be bad for the plant. Keep the plant dry, preferably in an unheated room, over the winter. The carnivorous sundew plant may well then lose some foliage but the plant should shoot new leaf in the spring again.

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