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 23 reviews
Randall Wathen
Looks awesome

Excellent addition my collection with

Jennie Tran
Little Minis Sprouting

My Drosera Aliciae came super well package with 2 other plants I purchased along with some potting medium. The dew was gone from transport but have since recovered after a couple weeks of sunshine and it's dewing well in the lower bog mix I purchased from Carnivorous Plant Nursery. There's a few smaller Drosera Aliciae underneath the larger leaf petals, I'm excited to see how well they grow over time.

Aliciae doing great!

I’d never gotten a carnivorous plant shipped, but my little aliciae was well packed and shipped nicely. It was a little off-color from its few days in the mail, but perked up after potting in the general carnivorous soil mix and a few days in the sun. Four-ish weeks on and its bigger and putting up a bloom stalk! Looks just as happy as my small forest of capensis. Happy to have another easy “windowsill” species. Thank you!

Eric Vaughn
Super plant and customer service

My plants arrived healthy and fast! Great planting directions accompanied the plants. After three weeks they are doing well. Thanks very much!!

Jaden Stanley
Very Healthy Plant!

Plant arrived quickly, and was potted the same day. Within 2 days, it had caught a gnat (with some help producing dew from a humidity dome) and after 4 or 5 days, could produce dew on its own without a dome.
After about two weeks it is doing great and growing fast!
Much love!

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