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    Is it true that Capensis "Alba" can be grown in lower-light conditions?

    I read somewhere that Drosera Capensis "Alba" is actually capable of growing in lower light conditions than other Capensis varieties, making it perfect for the windowsill.

    Is this true?
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    Irrelevant, but I've read that alba will go pinkish-red in full sun, losing the alba-quality it is known for...

    I have one under a 12w cheapo fluo that came with the aquarium I have it in. It is still kicking, and growing just as well as those I have under three T5HO's. So I'd say, it is possible to do so, but not ideal.
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    in general, no dew does well in lower light conditions.... except for adelae, schizandra and prolifera anyway...

    when i still had my 'Albino' it refused to grow well in low light(aka a kitchen windowsil) but flourished and took over when i put it outside.

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    I agree with glider. D. capensis 'Albino' looks pretty crappy in low light conditions.
    But- give it some more light and....

    ....you can take some crappy pictures of a beautiful-looking plant!
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    They do fine at window sills. I have a specimen of albino that is currently sending up a scape. The red variety won't be as red at a window sill. It often looks like a typical.

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    I have a Capensis Alba growing in the shade with a Nepenthes Ampullaria. It's thriving and producing dew and tons of new leaves.
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    I grow them all over the place.. they do fine for me anywhere. I have hundreds of them, so they went into everything when I was dividing them.

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