Drosera capillaris


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the Gulf Coast and Southeastern North America, Caribbean and South America
Zones: 6-10 (5-10)

Drosera capillaris or Pink Sundew is a small, low-lying sundew with rounded traps, and numerous red sticky tentacles. Its particular charm comes from its pink flowers and habit of growing throughout the Winter if kept warm and bright. It prefers open and sunny, wet savannahs with peaty or sandy-peaty soils. It does not form a winter hibernacula (resting bud). The small flowers are generally pink, but may be white, on scapes with multiple blossoms. Pink Sundews flower from May to August and frequently produce abundant seeds, giving them a nice spreading habitat. Seeds may be stored cool and dry without stratification (cold-wet period). It is very wide-spread throughout the southern Coastal Plain. There is a Giant Form native to more southern locations. Drosera capillaris is an ideal delight in a terrarium, and a great companion in the collection or bog garden. This selection comes from seed, and will show some natural variations. D. capillaris is a small sundew, typically less than 3/4" across. For maximum effect use multiple plants in a 6" pot.

Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant hibernaculum. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific Drosera capillaris for sale.

Height: 0.5" - 1+"
Plant Type: Perennial, warm temperate
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or All Purpose Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is an ideal terrarium plant

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Steven Findak
Disappointed with the plant

Extremely disappointed with the plant. It appears that the plant is a seedling and not an established pant. The soil in which the plant was shipped was smaller than the dime I used for reference. Honestly, would you be pleased if you ordered a plant and received a plant looking like this? The plant nowhere near resembles the plant that you picture on your website. In my humble opinion, you are disrespecting your customers and taking advantage of them.

Kason LaMont
Horrible condition

My sundew arrived extremely stressed due to the fact that it arrived wrapped in a paper towel and had horrible root rot. There is not a single live leaf and I have little hope it will recover.

Chantelle Cardinal
Alive and Well So Far

After the arrival of my Sundew, my gnat problem has been significantly reduced. While the individual is small, it has been doing well in the soil and distilled water.

Note that I have cared for Venus Flytraps before with great success, so I already have a good idea how to take care of it.

Nice plant

Little but doing well

Louis Esposito
Better Then Expected

I was very pleased with this Sundew and transaction. The plant was packed very well and was beautiful, and in great health.

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