Drosera Capensis Cape sundew Carnivorous Fly Trap Plant 11cm
Drosera Capensis Cape sundew Carnivorous Fly Trap Plant 11cm

Drosera Capensis Cape sundew Carnivorous Fly Trap Plant 11cm

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Drosera capensis, commonly known as the Cape sundew, is a carnivorous plant native to South Africa. It's known for its distinctive red, sticky tentacle-like leaves that trap and digest insects as a source of nutrients.

Leaves: The leaves are long, narrow, and covered in red tentacle-like structures. These structures secrete a sticky substance to capture insects.

Light: Place your Drosera capensis in a location with plenty of bright, indirect sunlight. They thrive in full sun but can tolerate partial shade.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently damp. You can use distilled or rainwater to prevent the accumulation of minerals from tap water. Avoid watering from the top; instead, use a tray or saucer to maintain a high humidity level.

Temperature: They prefer moderate temperatures. Avoid exposing them to extreme cold or heat.

Humidity: Drosera capensis prefers higher humidity levels, as they are native to South Africa, where the air tends to be relatively humid. Here are some tips to maintain the appropriate humidity for your Cape sundew:

Origin: native to South Africa. It is primarily found in the southwestern and southern regions of South Africa, including the Cape Province. This carnivorous plant is well adapted to the unique environmental conditions of its native habitat.

Toxicity: Drosera capensis is not toxic to humans or pets. The sticky tentacle-like structures on its leaves are used to capture and digest insects for nutrients, but they do not pose any danger to people or animals. In fact, these plants are not harmful and are safe to have in your home or garden.


This plant is supplied in nursery plastic pot: ϕ-8cm x h-7cm