Drosera capensis, carnivorous plant that lacks a stem

Drosera capensis also known Drop grass, Flytrap, Sundew or Rosolí. It belongs to the Droseraceae family and is native to South Africa, specifically the Cape Province.

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Drosera is derived from the Greek meaning drops of dew, which refers to drops of mucilage.

While Capensis is due to the location of the species.

Characteristics of the Drosera capensis

Perennial carnivorous plant , with extensive roots and no stem, measuring 6 to 7 cm.

The leaves are thin, long and on the edge it has a villi (trichome).

At the tips they secrete a transparent substance (mucilage), sticky that draws a silhouette similar to a drop.

The flower is small, which lasts for a day, consists of 5 petals and is white and red.

The seeds are tiny, light that spread with the breeze and remain in the environment where they germinate.

Drosera capensis care

It occurs in tropical, semi-tropical, temperate and Mediterranean climates, either in gardens or greenhouses.

It needs to be in a place with good lighting.

Plant that grows in wet, mossy soils. Although the ideal substrate is a mixture of peat (60%) with perlite (40%). Another option is peat with quartz sand in the same proportion.

Traspalnte is re-enacted every 2 years.

It does not require special fertilizers, since the nutrients are obtained from the dams.

Watering must be constant so that it always remains wet. You can place a fountain with water at the base of the pot or pot .

Irrigation water must be distilled or from rain

Avoid using chemical fertilizers, as they harm you and cause the leaves to burn.

It multiplies by means of seeds or buds, which must be planted in the spring.


The Drosera capensis  has healing powers thanks to its components. It is used in medicine to treat certain ailments.

It is used to cure certain viruses such as allergies, flu, and colds. It is also used for conditions of the bronchi and respiratory tract.

It is even effective for some gastrointestinal problems.

What do you think of this issue? perhaps a bit different from most plants, but it does not cease to captivate with its beauty.

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