Picture of Drosera capensis

Drosera capensis


A showy South African species which forms strap shaped leaves, half the length of which are covered in sticky tentacles. DIFFERENT FORMS AVAILABLE.

These are usually red in colour, and contrast with the apple green coloration of the leaf.

There is also a white flowered form known as var.Alba which has light pink tentacles. Red leaved forms are also in cultivation. When insects are caught the leaves curl round, often completely covering the prey. Many dark pink flowers are produced in the summer months.

The plants reach a diameter of about 20 centimeters and are gradually stem forming.

 
Picture of var. alba, White flowered form
var. alba, White flowered form

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Perfect starter plant – South Africa

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Picture of Aff. capensis, Mini Rosette
Aff. capensis, Mini Rosette

An unusual form, and one which I've believed could represent a separate species. This is a small form I first grew about 15 years ago, from seed from someone in Australia. I can't recall who it was, andthere seems to be no locality, which means tracking it down in habitat would be quite impossible.

Anyway, it's an interesting and compact plant which doesn't get leggy as most capensis plants do.


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Thewaterskloof Dam

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Franschoek

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Picture of Bot River, Western Cape, SA
Bot River, Western Cape, SA

From wild collected seed, this is a new location to cultivation.


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Picture of Vogelgat, South Africa
Vogelgat, South Africa

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Picture of Hex River Mountains, Matroosberg, S. A
Hex River Mountains, Matroosberg, S. A

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Picture of All Red Form, Gifberg, SA
All Red Form, Gifberg, SA

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