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Drosera Capensis 'Typical'

 

Cape Sundew 'Typical'

An easy to grow from seed carnivorous plant that catches its own fertiliser ( insects). As with most carnivorous plants it grows in an acid wet environment, so the best medium to use is sphagnum moss peat ( WITHOUT added fertiliser) or well rinsed coconut coir and perlite....Most carnivorous plants catch insects because they grow in acid/ wet environments where nutrients are lacking. They also never tend to see alkaline water so it is best to water with rainwater.

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plant Features
  • Cape Sundew Typical likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Cape Sundew Typical likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Cape Sundew Typical is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Cape Sundew Typical likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Cape Sundew 'Typical'

Latin name

Drosera Capensis 'Typical'

type

Carnivorous plant

family

Droseraceae

ph

4.5 - 6.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cape Sundew Typical likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Cape Sundew Typical is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Cape Sundew Typical likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Cape Sundew Typical likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cape Sundew Typical is 0.05meters x 0.02meters 0.05 M 0.02 M

Drosera Capensis 'Typical'

An easy to grow from seed carnivorous plant that catches its own fertiliser ( insects). As with most carnivorous plants it grows in an acid wet environment, so the best medium to use is sphagnum moss peat ( WITHOUT added fertiliser) or well rinsed coconut coir and perlite....Most carnivorous plants catch insects because they grow in acid/ wet environments where nutrients are lacking. They also never tend to see alkaline water so it is best to water with rainwater.


Propagating by division

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Drosera tend to form clumps over time, and the clumps can easily be divided and the divisions re-planted

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Plant in a mix of 1 part peat, 1 part sand, 1 part long-fibred sphagnum (LFS), and 1 part perlite. Rinse your media before you use them . Can be planted at any time. Keep the plant in sub-tropical conditions, if possible.

 
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