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Easy sub-tropical sundew with slender leaves then calssic capensis.
Potted in 6,5cm diameter pot.
Size: clumpy pots
Drosera capensis Theewaterskloof Dam is a sundew on sale at diflora’s webshop: it’s an easy to grow erect form of sundew.
Diflora began the micropropagation of Drosera capensis Theewaterskloof Dam 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 30-40 at temperature under 20°C. During the warm period (April to October) the plant is grown outside in full sun.
A drosera with traditional shapes with slightly more slender leaves than other forms such as capensis from Ceres and Stellenbosch.
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.
At Theewaterskloof Dam, South Africa
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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