Drosera aliciae is a long-lived carnivorous marsh plant which is indigenous to South Africa and in particular the Western to Eastern Cape. The leaves frequently have a reddish colour which are covered with sticky, glandular hairs.
Although Drosera aliciae can be grown indoors they are best grown outside in full sun to semi-shade. Always keep potted plants in a 1-3 cm deep saucer of fresh water, as they must remain moist at all times. If growing indoors then place in a northern or eastern direction so the plant gets maximum sunlight.
Aphids, mealy bug and thrips may attack your plant. If so, treat affected plants with a pesticide (diluted according to package instructions) or remove the pests by hand. Never use a soap-based insecticide.
If your plant is allowed to dry out this may lead to the leaves drooping and will lead to a decrease in mucilage (the stick substance on the tips of the tentacles), however simply watering them well should revive the affected plant.
Be careful when handling your plant as touching the leaves may result in a halt in dew production. However do not be too concerned as new leaves will be fine.
The plant delivered was excellently packaged and in great health. I have wanted to get into growing carnivorous plants for years and I will definitely be buying again soon.
I am think of buying a DC XL Venus flytrap or Sarracenia Zintile but am not sure if my window sill is bright enough since I can't grow outdoors. I have a north facing window that receives bright indirect light all day and full sun from 14:00 till 17:00. If this isn't enough can you recommend a flytrap or pitcher that will be better suited or perhaps a good and affordable grow light to buy. Tnx