Drosera capensis 'alba narrow leaf' Potted

$ 9.99

These beautiful sundews (Drosera capensis) are the albino form of the Cape Sundew.  'Alba' lacks red pigment (anthocyanin) so its tentacles aren't red and the flowers are white.  Grow it next to the red Cape Sundew or a red Sarracenia for a stunning contrast!  Cape Sundews catch gnats, fruit flies and even an occasional house fly.

If you have been thinking about growing carnivorous plants but don't know where to start, look no further than Drosera capensis.  These plants are easy to grow, rewarding and will grow in a variety of conditions.  They will thrive indoors in full sun, on a windowsill or under lights.  They will also do well outside in lots of sun and are cold hardy down to 40 degrees reliably. They will even take a brief freeze with the leaves dying back but the plants regrowing readily from the roots in spring.  After you receive your plant, please note that the dew may take several weeks to a month to reproduce (shipping is a bit rough on the delicate dew).

These plants will also tell you if they need more direct light!  If you notice that it won't produce dew after several weeks, it is not receiving enough direct light.  Always keep it sitting in a small saucer of water as well.

Care Instructions
Sun: Full sun indoors on a sunny windowsill, in a terrarium, or outdoors
Water: Always sitting in a few inches of distilled, rain or purified water
Temperature: 40 degrees - 80 degrees, can even take temperatures from freezing to 100 degrees but only for short periods and can grow back from the roots after a freeze
Dormancy: none needed

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Robert Davis
Drosera capensis 'alba narrow leaf' Potted?

"I recently added the 'Drosera capensis 'Alba Narrow Leaf' to my collection, and I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase from California Carnivores. From the moment I placed my order, it was evident that an exceptional level of care and attention goes into their packaging. It's not just about ensuring the plant's safety during transit; it's a clear indication of their passion and dedication to what they do.

What stands out the most is the evident love California Carnivores has for carnivorous plants. This isn't just a business; it's a passion, and that makes all the difference in the quality of their products and service. This dedication extends beyond just selling plants. They provide an abundance of self-help resources, including a series of informative YouTube videos. These tutorials are invaluable for both beginners and experienced collectors alike, offering insights and guidance on how to best care for these unique plants.

For anyone looking to expand their carnivorous plant collection, California Carnivores is, without doubt, the go-to place. Their exceptional selection, outstanding customer service, and invaluable educational resources make them a standout in the field. My experience has been nothing short of fantastic, and I highly recommend them to anyone seeking high-quality plants and the knowledge to care for them properly."

Connor Monson
Incredible Plant

This was the first carnivorous plant that I have taken care of. I went in thinking it was going to be a learning experience with me having to buy multiple, improving as I go on. But this plant is very resilient and I was able to get it to grow even with my inexperience. It has had many batches of flowers that bloomed and produced plenty of seeds. I would totally recommend starting off with this plant if it is your first time.


They arrived in perfect condition. If your bought one they won't have any dew on them just an FYI. I used sphagnum moss for their soil right after getting them and my droseras are beautiful and big. They are already getting their flowers. I already bought more. Hopefully they replenish the ones they have out of stock like the drosera capensis 'narrow leaf' in the near future would like to buy one.


Awesome plant. Very lively. Fast shipping


It’s settled right in and got down to business.