Drosera aliciae


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: No
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.

Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 1" - 2.5"
Plant Type: Perennial, Subtropical
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or All-Purpose 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews

Arrived with all the roots broken off :(
After doing some research, I discovered that this plant propagates easily, though, so I'm experimenting with that to see if I can get a good plant out of it. I have it settled into some wet sphagnum moss, and new leaves seem to be popping up, so hopefully I'm able to recover it! I figured there would be at least one plant that didn't arrive looking too good, but overall everything looks okay.

Jermaine M
Happy customer

Really pleased with my purchase. Plants look healthy and shipping was fast.

Any E

Arrived bigger than I expected and healthy. Some dead leaves underneath but that's normal with these types of plants. Color is mostly green when it arrived, but it's starting to get more of a vibrant red like the picture posted on the website. It's doing well and feeding on fruit flies so far. Currently growing it underneath full spectrum grow lights 8 hours a day and it seems to be happy, growth is healthy.

Jo Slay
Love it!

Received quickly and was packaged well. Plant arrived healthy and is doing great now. No issues with the transition to my space.

Connie Myers
very nice plant!

I'm new to carnivorous plants but this plant, as well as the terrarium collection arrived very nicely packaged and not damaged at all. My plant is producing lots of dew and new leaves. Will definitely order from this company again!

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