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Drosera capensis red

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Quite possibly the easiest carnivorous plant to grow, the Drosera capensis is a great plant for the beginner.

This all red variety will develop a gorgeous red hue when given good light.


Drosera capensis red, also called the Cape Sundew, originates in the Cape area of South Africa. Although a fairly rare plant in nature, the Drosera capensis grows easily in cultivation and unlike many carnivorous plants does not require a dormancy period, which makes it less challenging for beginners. Drosera capensis red is mostly a beautiful red, especially when given good light, and can go from scarlet to burgundy depending on the light. Amazingly, leaves curl in over time to trap insects who are lured in by the sparkly sweet dew drops that top the many red fibers on the leaves. Bright pink flowers grace the flower stalks when they bloom in early summer. Collect the seeds from the dried flower stalks, so you can grow more! Drosera capensis red will not need a dormancy unless it is subjected to very little light or cold temperatures, and then will have a semi-dormancy.

Customer Reviews 6 item(s)

Awesome plants
Never fails. My plants arrive shipped from Oregon looking better than if I were to purchase at a store locally. Ha! Thank you for the care you take in packaging and shipping!
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Review by Tressa / (Posted on 6/27/2016)
I this plant!
It came in perfect condition and is a beautiful plant.
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Review by katherine / (Posted on 6/13/2012)
Beautiful Plant !
Recieved this Drosera Capensis Red today and it arrived in Great shape ! I got this as a gift for my father and he loves it ! He has a gnat outbreak in his African Violet Collection so this little red feller will be busy munching away ! Keep up the Great Work FTS ! I have looked at lots of other CP websites on the web and I don't think any of them hold a candle to FTS ! Good service is really hard to come by in this fast paced day and age ! The FTS Store never disappoints with Spectacular Service EVERY Time !
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Review by Darren / (Posted on 4/9/2012)
Great Buy
OKI bought this as my first sundew and my first CP since I learned a lot about them
I used to have venus fly traps, but I wanted a change.

They shipped excellently IN great condition and fast. I even got a little note from Matt, the owner.
I will definately be ordering anything I need for my CP collection from here as long as they stock it :)
Review by Doomsday / (Posted on 3/11/2010)
What a Deal ! !
A nice sized plant ! A potted, fully mature plant dripping with dew. Very well established and everything was packed tight. There were no floating plants or media tumbling around; I simply unwrapped, watered and stuck under lights; DONE. Review by goldslinger / (Posted on 12/8/2009)
Great little plant!
My red drosera capensis arrived very well packaged and protected, in a ziplock bag with sphagnum moss wrapped tighly around the roots and rhizome. I've had it for nearly a month now and it's growing quickly and beautifully. Couldn't be more satisfied with my first drosera! Review by Maria (Mia) / (Posted on 11/14/2009)