Drosera capensis ‘Alba’

I have several pictures of this one, it isn’t the most photogenic but is a favorite plant of mine! I’ve had it for a while now, and it seems to put out a new leaf every day. Now, it has a flower stalk, too! I can’t wait to see it flower. The ‘Alba’ form of d. capensis is all green and white, lacking the usual pink or red coloration. It’s relatively large, and an impressive plant to behold! It’s also famed as one of the easiest plants to grow for beginners and experienced growers alike.

Information on how I care for my drosera capensis ‘Alba’ under the cut!

Supposedly this plant is very adaptable so you should feel free to experiment if you have one. Personally, I grow mine indoors on my dresser where it receives light from 4 large windows and a grow lamp. I always keep it sitting in at least 2 inches of distilled water, usually a bit more. It catches plenty of bugs on its own, but you can feed these if you feel they aren’t catching enough! Just catch a reasonably sized bug and stick it on a leaf, dead or alive.

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