A small, interesting sundew-plant of South Africa is Drosera aliciae.
This plant was first discovered by R. Hamet in 1905 in the southwest
of the cape.
The plant has only a diameter about 2 inches and the leaves are
about 1/2 inch in width and 1 1/4 inch in length. The plants of
my picture are just before flowering. It produces a long steam
Drosera aliciae is very easy to grow - like Drosera capensis.
But Drosera aliciae is a bad insect catcher - only small insects
like mosquito are the prey. It is a perfect plant for windowsill
cultivation in a small terrarium. The hole year you can cultivate
the plant at 20-25°C / 68-77°F. For "perfect" cultivation
it should be a little bit warmer in summer (until 30°C / 86°F) and
a little bit cooler in winter (15°C / 59°F). Take a very sunny place
- a south window is good. If the plant get's enough light the
leaves will turn to red - so full sun is OK. Watering: It is recommend
to use the tray method with clean water (good rain water, purified
water or distilled water). The soil I use is a peat-sand mixture
Be careful of aphids - they are an often pest. You'll have crippled
plants. You can use long working pesticide sticks (without fertilizer).
2 plants with flower stems. Because of growing inside the house the plants are green.
Pic 2 & 3: Plants outside in the garden - they show red color.
Very young plants from seed: