Alice Sundew Seeds
Alice's Sundew SEED
Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Peaty wetlands of the Cape Province, South Africa.
Zones: 8-9 (7-10).
The Alice Sundew, Drosera aliciae, is an African low-growing, rosette-forming sundew with green, wedge-shaped leaves, lined with crimson tentacles. It is very pretty, and easy to grow. It is a subtropical sundew with leaves year round. It tolerates a wide range of growing conditions, but prefers open, sunny, boggy conditions in peaty soils. It often produces clumps of plants from it roots, and can fill a pot, or easily create a small colony. It dies back in a light frost, but returns from the roots. The flowers are large and pink with several open at a time. It is self-fertile, and generously produces seeds that can be sown immediately or stored in cool, dry conditions for a year or more. It easily makes leaf and root cuttings. D. aliciae can become a wonderful "weed" in your carnivorous plant collection. It is an excellent terrarium plant, and a great beginner's plant. This selection comes from seed, and will show some natural variations.
Seed Packs are fresh harvested throughout the year, and stored refrigerated. Seed count is approximate, but reliable.
Note: All seeds are produced from open pollination within our collection. Some cross pollination among different cultivars may occur. Growing carnivorous plants from seeds is best suited for the experienced and patient grower. See our webpage on Growing CPs from Seeds.
Height: 1" - 2.5".
Plant Type: Perennial, subtropical.
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP Mix.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the protected bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is an excellent terrarium plant.