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SUNDEW: Drosera Capensis f. Typical (various sizes)

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Estimated delivery between 20/11 and 29/11

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  • R135.00

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Plant Description
  • Species: Drosera
  • Native to South Africa, the cape sundew (also known as the octopus plant) grows vigorously and produces rather large leaves at maturity
  • An upright grower, The typical variety of the cape sundew produces long green, slender leaves with red tentacles
  • This is one of most popular starter plants and a fantastic candidate for beginner carnivorous plant enthusiasts
  • Bite-size info:
    • 🏡 Outdoors or indoors with artificial lighting
    • 📅 Subtropical perennial. Grows year round
    • 🌱 Mature size: 10-15cm
    • 🏆 Recommended for: All levels carnivorous plant enthusiasts


  • Whether you prefer starting off with a younger plant and watch it grow into full majestic glory over the years or jumping in with more munch, right from the get go, we've got you covered! Cultivo is all about choices and our plants are available in various sizes and options to suit your every need
  • The size on offer refers to the maximum size your plant will reach during the upcoming growing season
Bareroot or potted?
  • We recommend sundews as potted plants for beginner carnivorous plant enthusiasts - simply unwrap, water and enjoy!  Potted plants are sent with a protective covering and will be good in this soil for another 6-9 months.  Planter sizes are selected in relation to plant size and range from 5cm to 10cm pots unless otherwise mentioned
  • Bare root plants are for those who wish to pot up and acclimatise their own plants.  Sundews generally have very fragile roots and may take a while to settle in.  Bareroot plants are rinsed and sent in a protective covering with roots wrapped in damp paper towels
  • Still in need of special potting soil? Pick up some of our deluxe premixed growing media for sundews here
Currently available
  • This guideline is provided as reference and is indicative of the current state or condition of the plant you will receive
  • Sundews are classified on our store as temperate, subtropical and tropical.  If your are new to the carnivorous plant world >> Read our guideline on Temperate plants and winter dormancy:  What to expect so there are no surprises when ordering plants from us during the colder months


Plant care & special considerations
  • 🏡 Grow in a frost free area outdoors or terrarium with 12-16 hours artificial (full spectrum) lighting
  • ☀️ Requires a minimum 6 hours direct sunlight
  • 💧 Moist, nutrient-free soil (rain or distilled water)
  • 🍴 No need to feed
  • 🌷 Cut flowerstalks for a healthier, dewy plant
  • 💤 No Dormancy required.  Grow in semi-shade during summer
  • ✅ Detailed care information is available in our online reference guide and the weblink is included with your purchase 

Special considerations:

  • Drosera Capensis grow year-round and can adapt to almost any condition 
  • As a mountainous species, this plant likes a very sunny window with mild temperatures. It may slow down significantly during the hottest parts of summer, but watch it take off again when the weather cools down
  • Cape sundews produce flower stalks up to 30 cm tall with numerous showy, pink flowers.  Flowering requires a lot of energy and might cause your plant to lose it's dew.  Cut flower stalks when they emerge for a healthier, dewy plant


When will I receive my plant?
  • This plant is sold exclusively via our online store and is ready to ship.  See estimated delivery date at checkout
Will my plant be safe during shipping?
  • Absolutely! All live plant material is sent using our deluxe packaging methods and is backed by Cultivo's 'Arrive Alive' guarantee


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Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Gerhard Stoltz

Received very good service. I came a bit early before my order was processed completely, but was assisted. I received a sundew of great quality and received great advice from the owner regarding care for carnivorous plants. Thank you so much! Much appreciated!!

Marion Claassen

Thank you for the great service once again.
My Drosera sundew arrived promptly and in great shape.

Brett Peel

Excellent service and follow up, this will definitely not be my last purchase. Look forward to my next delivery.

Jacques Jansen van Rensburg
Brillaint plants

Very happy with new plants

Dedre Craffert
Great plant

Easy grower, carefully packed as always and healthy plant.

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