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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: 9 Write a review.

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nice plant May 23, 2015
Reviewer: brandon harlen from holiday, FL United States  
Nice

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sundew plants May 22, 2015
Reviewer: John Rowedder from Oak Harbor, WA United States  
I ordered these plants and they came to me in perfect condition. It was fun planting them and they have adapted very well. Great website!

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Nice capensis alba January 3, 2015
Reviewer: Andy S. from Ohio  
The plant arrived in good shape. I also received a bonus Drosera 'floating' because they were slightly behind getting my order shipped. Really didn't mind the delay, but this more than made up for it.

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Alba January 3, 2015
Reviewer: George Burkhart from St. Petersburg, FL United States  
great plants and service

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Pretty cool January 3, 2015
Reviewer: Christopher Huynh from Houston, TX United States  
I ordered this one along with the typical variety of capensis and you can easily see the difference - alba is completely green, just as described. Plant is still doing great after a few months; once spring comes around it will go outside and should explode in growth.

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