Perhaps, the easiest carnivorous plant to cultivate, the Drosera capensis grows a beautiful red color under full sunlight. This variety doesn’t need a very long dormancy period, making it much easier for beginning gardeners. These plants are ideal for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and wants to get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature. They love full sunlight and do well in areas that receive southern light during the growing season. Even if your area doesn’t receive a lot of sunlight, you can still cultivate this attractive variety.
If your area doesn’t receive full sunlight, don’t worry; the Drosera variety that’s listed here will still do well if you provide adequate growing conditions. The plant needs to have about six hours of direct sunlight, but will do fine on even weeks’ days. Make sure the soil is adequately moist but not soggy. The leaves will turn red if the soil is too wet.
Because the plant is considered a carnivorous, it needs to be planted in an area where it receives some protection from animals or insects. In most areas, this would be under a tree with some form of foliage cover. However, this isn’t always possible, so try an outcropping, a raised bed, or container gardening. Another option would be terracing, which provides good cover for most plants. However, make sure that your plants aren’t too close to other carnivorous plants that might attack them.
There are two other common varieties of carnivorous plants that grow well in containers. One is the Drosera species that has dark green leaves. This species is a woodland species that grows in fields and swamps in the southern United States. The other plant is the Drosera Coniferema, which is native to East Africa. Both varieties look good in container gardens but the Coniferema is much larger and bushy.
The Drosera Capensis Red makes a beautiful plant that is easy to grow in almost any kind of container. It forms a beautiful blooming head of red and purple flowers that cover the entire plant. The purple veins running throughout the plant are lovely to watch. The base of the blooming leaflets have a black stripe down the middle of them. The leaves are alternate and pinnately compound.
Like all members of the Capaceae family, the Drosera grows best in partial shade and gets its food source from the sun. It’s not very likely for the disease to affect this plant. However, it is susceptible to frost damage. If the conditions don’t seem right, it might be necessary to feed regularly. It is also important to mulch it to protect the roots from hard frost. Too much moisture can cause problems with some plants.
This species is known as a sun-loving plant. It needs the sun but only moderately. It is an ideal variety if you want something that will get along well with a variety of plants. It will tolerate most types of soil except for clay or extremely rocky soil.
There are two kinds of flowers on this attractive plant. One is the trumpet-shaped flower, which has four long ray-like leaves. The other has five pointed leaves that look like a trumpet with three rays. The center spike has a white ring around it. All these variations make this a wonderful plant to have.
Drosera Capensis Red takes up to seven years to bloom. The first year is usually full of new growth. After that it stays mostly dormant until the following year when it begins to produce the lovely flowers. The last few inches of leaves turn a deep shade of red.
This variety is easy to maintain. It does well in most conditions and is a fairly hardy plant. There are not many insects that eat this type of plant. It is resistant to disease and the drought that can sometimes occur in southern states.
You’ll find this plant blooms during the spring and summer. The flowers are full of brilliant color and have a pleasant fragrance. You should keep your plants under control so that they will produce the brilliant color in full bloom.