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Drosera capensis alba

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Alba is a special variety of Drosera capensis that is prized for its lack of coloration other than the green of the chlorophyll.

Drosera capensis is one of the easiest carnivorous plants for beginners and has no dormancy requirement.


Drosera capensis alba is a special type of Cape Sundew. The word alba in the plant world means white, and signifies either a white flower or a plant which has no additional color other than the green of chlorophyll. The tentacles of Drosera capensis bend toward and curl over any insect caught by the very sticky "dew," and then the leaf rolls over the insect over the course of some minutes to several hours, encasing the insect as in a jelly roll or enchilada. Drosera capensis does not need a dormancy unless it is subjected to very little light or cold temperatures, and then will have a semi-dormancy.

Customer Reviews 8 item(s)

I got this plant in, excellent packaging as always, and it has been putting out some very consistent growth already. I love it!
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Review by Steven / (Posted on 2/24/2018)
These are fun easy plants to grow
I have six of these big fellas that I've bought within the year, they have already all flowered at least once each (some twice) and I now have four new seedlings popping up. Very little to moderate maintenance, just give them water and they clear out all fruit flies and gnats ... This was a great addition to my collection!

Every single order showed up within 3 days safely and I'm on the East coast

Thanks again
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Review by Illustrated James / (Posted on 9/8/2013)
Great buy!
When I ordered this little guy, I was expecting a small plant but man, this plant was huge!!! (for a cape sundew at least ;-) It shipped amazing, was here in a whopping 3 DAYS!!! I cannot thank Matt and Leah enough for this amazing little plant!

Thanks again!
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Review by Noah / (Posted on 8/26/2013)
I just got my plant, it was well secured,and I received more then I ordered at no extra charge.these guys are awesome.
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Review by waylon / (Posted on 6/6/2013)
I love this plant!
It came in perfect condition and it is beautiful plant.
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Review by katherine / (Posted on 6/13/2012)
I ordered this sundew and it arrived WITHIN a week. It was stuningly packaged, so only the TINIEST amount of dirt got on the plant. It made new dewdrops to replace the old OVERNIGHT and the next day when I checked on it in the afternoon it had already caught a LIVE fly!!! It is all-green except for the tentacles which have a light pink coloration.

Beautiful Plant!!!
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Review by RLT / (Posted on 1/13/2012)
I receive my sundew in time and perfect conditions, this prospering very well very healthy I recommend this page Review by sergio / (Posted on 12/4/2010)
Doesn't get any better
I expected a smaller plant, all dirty from the media going all over it with shipping, but what I got looked like it never shipped. No stress, no mess, just unwrapped and stuck under the lights.

Well hardened, good coloration; Thanks, Matt! Review by goldslinger / (Posted on 12/8/2009)