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Drosera capensis "Red"
Drosera capensis "Red"
 
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Drosera capensis, also called the Cape sundew, is perhaps the perfect carnivorous plant for a beginner. The "Red" variety of Cape sundew has stunning all-red leaves instead of the typical green coloration. The red color develops in strong light in winter and other low-light periods it has a more green coloration. Please watch the video below to see the difference in color.

Cape sundews grow large stems with many long, green leaves. The end of each leaf is covered in small tentacles with tiny droplets of mucilage on each one. When an insect becomes stuck to a cape sundew leaf, the leaf slowly curls around the trapped insect and digests it. "Red" Cape sundews produce flower stalks up to 12" tall with numerous showy, purple flowers. Drosera capensis "Red" grow year-round and can adapt to almost any condition.

This plant will be shipped bare-root with a 3" plastic pot and enough top-quality New Zealand long-fiber sphagnum moss to fill it. Planting and growing instructions will also be included.
Drosera capensis red form
Product Details
Latin Name
Drosera capensis "Red"
FormRed
A.K.A.
Cape Sundew "Red", Cape Sundew 'Red Leaf'
Origin
South Africa
Source
Seed grown
Temperature
60-100F
SunlightPartial-shade to full-sun
WaterMust be low in minerals. Distilled or rain-water optimal
Soil1 part peat moss, 1 part sand or perlite
SizeDrosera capensis can grow up to 6" tall
DormancyDrosera capensis will die-back if exposed to cold temperatures

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 27 Write a review.

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Red May 9, 2017
Reviewer: Jesse Rien from Richmond, MN United States  
Nice looking adult.

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drosera capensis red May 9, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from ashburn, VA United States  
I love the plant I received, But I think it may have been the wrong plant. It doesn't have the red on it as much as i thought it would have. other then that it a great plant. very happy with it.

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Drosera capensis "Red" May 8, 2017
Reviewer: Gail from Scotia, NY United States  
Did not expect plants this big! Love the red color and large petals. They settled in and are feeding.

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Nice Sized, Healthy Plant April 11, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Southern Wisconsin, United States  
The plant arrived in good condition. It was nice sized and will probably flower this Summer. It dewed up in less than a week in my grow area. Under strong LED lights, it is coloring up to a nice Red all over. I'm happy doing business with Predatory Plants and will probably buy from them again.

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Drosera capensis "Red" April 11, 2017
Reviewer: Ernest Jolin from Oakham, MA United States  
Excellent plant well packaged

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