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Drosera capensis "Alba"


 
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Description
 
Drosera capensis, also called the Cape sundew, is perhaps the perfect carnivorous plant for a beginner. The "Alba" variety of Cape sundew has all-white tentacles instead of the typical red coloration, and their flowers are white instead of pink. Cape sundew grow large stems with many long, green leaves. The end of each leaf is covered in small tentacles with tiny droplets of mucilage on each one. When an insect becomes stuck to a cape sundew leaf, the leaf slowly curls around the trapped insect and digests it. "Alba" Cape sundews produce flower stalks up to 12" tall with numerous showy, white flowers. Drosera capensis "Alba" grow year-round and can adapt to almost any condition.

This plant will be shipped bare-root with a 3" plastic pot and enough top-quality New Zealand long-fiber sphagnum moss to fill it. Planting and growing instructions will also be included.
Product Details
Latin Name
Drosera capensis "Alba"
FormAlba
A.K.A.
Cape Sundew "Alba", Cape Sundew 'Albino', Cape Sundew "White-Flower"
Origin
South Africa
Source
Seed grown
Temperature
60-100F
SunlightPartial-shade to full-sun
WaterMust be low in minerals. Distilled or rain-water optimal
Soil1 part peat moss, 1 part sand or perlite
SizeDrosera capensis can grow up to 6" tall
DormancyDrosera capensis will die-back if exposed to cold temperatures


Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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fuller than expected :) September 11, 2014
Reviewer: Jen R from Kirkville , NY United States  
the plant arrived healthy and much denser than pictured with a lovely convoluted curled and sometimes spiraling leaf shape. it's a fresh light green with many new leaves stretching out from the center.

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order review August 1, 2014
Reviewer: sacha pearson from berkeley, CA United States  
great shipping. didn't know this would come separately but my inquiry received a quick reply  and an apology.

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cape sundew August 20, 2012
Reviewer: alex smith from marco island, FL United States  
The plant I purchased was in a 3 inch pot and was in surprisingly excellent condition upon arrival and thriving well.

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