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Drosera capensis (Ceres, Sud Africa)


Variant of Drosera capensis from South Africa

Very vigorous. Reaches medium-large size

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Drosera capensis Ceres is a undew on sale at diflora’s webshop: it’s an easy to grow erect form of sundew.


What is our source for this Drosera?

Diflora began the micropropagation of Drosera capensis from seeds. Micropropagation allows the preservation of the mother plant genome avoiding contamination and genetic variation caused by traditional pollination followed by seeds production

How we grow it?

Drosera capensis grows indoors during the winter period (from November to March) under LED lights placed 30 at temperature  under 20°C. During the warm period (April to October) the plant is grown outside in full sun.

What we think about it?

Capensis from a location in Southafrican Republic, robust and vigorous plant. It reaches medium-large sizes.

What is Its main strategy to catch prey ?

As all sundews, Drosera capensis catch mainly small  flying insects using sticky modified trichomes placed all over their leaves. These trichomes secrete droplets of water and polysaccharides attracting insects that are searching for sugary substances, like nectar.. As the unawares visitors fatally fly on those sweet and lethal leaves, they stay glued and unable to fly away. It is caused mainly by droplet viscosity. Slowly, the dense liquid of the nearby  trichomes wrap the insect causing a macabre destiny for the unlucky victim: the tracheas, respiratory holes placed on the surface of the exoskeleton of insects, are obstructed causing their death by suffocation.


Ceres, in South Africa


Shape: erect

Leaf color: green, reddish if under very bright sun

Trap color: green with red tentacles

Type: subtropical sundew

Shipping: in pot 6.5cm ceramic color diameter.

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