Drosera capensis, also known as Cape sundew, is a small, carnivorous plant native to the Cape of South Africa.
Drosera capensis, also known as Cape sundew, is a small, carnivorous plant native to the Cape of South Africa. It forms a rosette of strap-like green leaves that end in long paddles covered in red glandular hairs that secrete a sticky mucilage that traps and digests insects. The tentacles will also curl up to enclose the the bug! Grow outdoors in the summer and indoors in winter. Great for trapping fruit flies!
Common Name: Sundew, Octopus Plant
Family: Droseraceae (The Sundew Family)
Zone Hardiness: 9-11
Light: Full Sun
Height: under 4"
Width: under 4"
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Marshes, along streams, in permanent seeps, and other damp areas of the fynbos.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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