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Drosera capensis
BROAD LEAF SUNDEW

SKU: 547-015
Regular price 4.99
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Broad Leaf Sundew is an ideal carnivorous plant for beginners! This is the first carnivorous plant that we grew! It started a trend of growing carnivorous plants, and we now have a healthy supply of plants to provide fresh seeds for our customers!

This Sundew is easy to grow! This broad leaf form is very distinctive, and the leaves tend to be larger and wider than the standard form.  Very attractive, especially in the sun, the red Sundew hairs are covered in a sticky sap which look like dew drops. Once an insect is attached, the leaves curl around the insect to digest it! These plants are most often grown indoors where they can be admired (and help rid the fly population) though they are hardy outdoors in zones 8-10. Grow plants in a bright location, but out of direct hot midday sun. Plant in a mixture of 50% peat moss and 50% perlite. Plants never need fertilizer as they obtain their nutrients from the insects that they digest. Watering should be done with rain, distilled or reverse osmosis water, as they dislike municipal treated water (which would likely kill the plant).

The flowers are pink and fairly showy. They start at the base of a long stock that is held high above the foliage, and then they open upwards along the stem. Each stem can easily have over 20 flowers. 

Note: Sundew seeds are extremely tiny! It's just how they naturally are. Reading glasses are recommended to aid with seeing them, even for those who don't normally require glasses to read. The seeds are shipped in either a wax envelope, or folder within a small paper. Open carefully, and sprinkle onto the growing medium. Do not bury the seeds. Germination information is below.

Germination: Sprinkle the tiny seeds on top of the growing medium. Do not cover them. Use a mixture of 50% peat and 50% perlite. Cover the container with plastic to retain moisture. Place the container in very bright light at room temperature. Once the small plants begin to grow, slowly open the plastic a little each day. Use rain, distilled or reverse osmosis water (use a spritz bottle while plants are small) to regularly water plants.  Bottom watering is a great option, as seen in the main picture of our own Drosera Capensis.  As these are bog plants, the soil should stay wet at all times. Generally seeds germinate anywhere from 1 to 3 months, though keep the planting mix wet as some straggler seeds can take up to a year.

Drosera capensis
BROAD LEAF SUNDEW

SKU: 547-015
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Description

Broad Leaf Sundew is an ideal carnivorous plant for beginners! This is the first carnivorous plant that we grew! It started a trend of growing carnivorous plants, and we now have a healthy supply of plants to provide fresh seeds for our customers!

This Sundew is easy to grow! This broad leaf form is very distinctive, and the leaves tend to be larger and wider than the standard form.  Very attractive, especially in the sun, the red Sundew hairs are covered in a sticky sap which look like dew drops. Once an insect is attached, the leaves curl around the insect to digest it! These plants are most often grown indoors where they can be admired (and help rid the fly population) though they are hardy outdoors in zones 8-10. Grow plants in a bright location, but out of direct hot midday sun. Plant in a mixture of 50% peat moss and 50% perlite. Plants never need fertilizer as they obtain their nutrients from the insects that they digest. Watering should be done with rain, distilled or reverse osmosis water, as they dislike municipal treated water (which would likely kill the plant).

The flowers are pink and fairly showy. They start at the base of a long stock that is held high above the foliage, and then they open upwards along the stem. Each stem can easily have over 20 flowers. 

Note: Sundew seeds are extremely tiny! It's just how they naturally are. Reading glasses are recommended to aid with seeing them, even for those who don't normally require glasses to read. The seeds are shipped in either a wax envelope, or folder within a small paper. Open carefully, and sprinkle onto the growing medium. Do not bury the seeds. Germination information is below.

Germination: Sprinkle the tiny seeds on top of the growing medium. Do not cover them. Use a mixture of 50% peat and 50% perlite. Cover the container with plastic to retain moisture. Place the container in very bright light at room temperature. Once the small plants begin to grow, slowly open the plastic a little each day. Use rain, distilled or reverse osmosis water (use a spritz bottle while plants are small) to regularly water plants.  Bottom watering is a great option, as seen in the main picture of our own Drosera Capensis.  As these are bog plants, the soil should stay wet at all times. Generally seeds germinate anywhere from 1 to 3 months, though keep the planting mix wet as some straggler seeds can take up to a year.