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Bladderwort 'Utricularia graminifolia'

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Specifications
Utricularia graminifolia

The Common Bladderwort, Utricularia vulgaris, is a carnivorous plant living in water. Under water it has small snares that snap shut with lightning speed to catch water creatures. The flowers of this water plant are of an intense yellow colour. The Utricularia vulgaris can best be cultivated outdoors in a pond or a cistern.

Quantity:
Price: € 7.42 € 5.30
Utricularia graminifolia
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Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
full light
Watering
high
Properties
special

Product info

Large bladderwort is an easy-care, carnivorous plant with beautiful green, thread-like leaves. Unrestrained the plant floats on the water without growing any roots. The cup-shaped snares – about 5mm in size – are on the outer leaves. Every snare has a small lid and on the inside of the snare are sensitive ‘hairs’ which respond to touch. When an insect touches the hairs, the cup swells thereby creating a water current in the direction of the snare. In this current the insect is sucked into the snare. Whereupon the lid of the snare snaps shut and the animal is trapped and digested.

Height:
3 cm
3 cm
Width:
4 cm
4 cm
Adult height:
5-10 cm
5-10 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower colour:
Yellow
yellow
Flower period:
Jan-July
Jan-July
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Carnivorous
carnivorous
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Botanical
botanical
Properties:
Special
special
Natural habitat:
North America
North America
Altitude range:
0-500 m
0-500 m

Plant care

Large bladderwort is an easy-care, carnivorous plant with beautiful green, thread-like leaves. Unrestrained the plant floats on the water without growing any roots. The cup-shaped snares – about 5mm in size – are on the outer leaves. Every snare has a small lid and on the inside of the snare are sensitive ‘hairs’ which respond to touch. When an insect touches the hairs, the cup swells thereby creating a water current in the direction of the snare. In this current the insect is sucked into the snare. Whereupon the lid of the snare snaps shut and the animal is trapped and digested. In Holland Large bladderwort is an indigenous plant as in all the temperate zones of Europe. Araflora has many different types of bladderwort for sale. The Large bladderwort does well in either pond or aquarium. The Utricularia vulgaris thrives in a lot of light and makes few demands on the temperature of the water. The natural outer temperature in Holland as well as the temperature indoors is imminently suited to the cultivation of this small plant. The Utricularia vulgaris also makes no high demands on the quality of the water it lives in; that may be neutral to slightly alkaline and should not be rich in nutrients.This Araflora plant is for decoration only and not for consumption.

Care:
Normal
normal
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Full light
full light
Watering:
High
high
Watering tips:
Standing in water
standing in water
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Water spraying:
No-water spraying
no-water spraying
Air humidity at day:
60-100%
60-100%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
15-25°C
15-25°C
Night temperature:
10-20°C
10-20°C
Temperature max:
30°C
30°C
Temperature:
15°C
15°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
0-20cm
0-20cm
Soil ph:
<7
<7
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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