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Drosera capensis

Cape sundew

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPinkish
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Drosera capensis (Cape sundew). This species grows to 30cm tall, with small rosettes of narrow linear leaves covered in sensitive, red, glandular hairs which secrete fluid. In spring many small, pinkish flowers are produced on leafless stems.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous or Insectivorous

Origin

Southern Africa

Interest and use

Insectivorous.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilSandy, Poor quality, Peaty
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Water only with rainwater as it is very sensitive to the impurities found in tapwater.

Propagation

Propagate from seed, by division or root cuttings.

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