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 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Rin Scherrer
Perfect little plant!

This is my 4th plant purchased here, and just like the others it arrived exactly when expected in as good of condition as shipping allows. Even after some "help" by the 3 year old kiddo, it has been thriving and has lots of new growth already! This will certainly not be my last purchase

Blake Ellender
Drosera Aliciae

I knew I pushing it ordering this variety at this time of year but it arrived happy and healthy! It is now putting up a flower spike and showing rapid leaf growth.

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