Red Drosera Capensis | African Cape Sundew | Predatory Plants

Drosera capensis "Red"

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Red Drosera Capensis, also called the Cape sundew, is perhaps the perfect carnivorous plant for a beginner. The "Red" Drosera capensis 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.

African 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 African cape sundew 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.

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