Drosera capensis Tamlins Red (Cape Sundew)

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Drosera capensis Tamlins Red or The Cape Sundew is a carnivorous plant. Tamlins red is a form with brighter red colouration. With leaves covered in tentacles (trichimes) that secrete a stick “dew” to attract and catch prey. The tentacles ensnare and catch insects of all types, wrapping themselves attaching and around the prepay to make sure it doesn’t get away. The “dew” contains enzymes that  digest the insect. 

They are particularly good at catching flies, mozzies and gnats! 

Grow in a sunny spot in a tray with 1-2cm of water.