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Bladderwort 'Utricularia alpina'

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Utricularia alpina

Utricularia alpina is a real must for all plant enthusiastics.The Utricularia alpine is an orchid-like flowering, epiphytic plant. The exotic flowers of this Utricularia are relatively large and really striking. Belowground near the roots the Utricularia alpine has snares to catch and digest small insects.

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Price: € 7.95
Utricularia alpina flower
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Utricularia alpina Utricularia alpina 'Flower' Utricularia alpina 'Flower'
Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
high
Properties
special

Product info

The Utricularia alpine is an indigenous plant from the north of South- America and from the Antilles. This type of utricularia is epiphytic and therefore does not grow in the soil but on other plants. It is successfully cultivated in plant containers. You can grow it indoors on a window-sill or in a plant display case with artificial light. The flowers are large in relation to the plant itself; they develop from the tall flower stalks. The flowers that grow yellow spot in the middle. The snares used by the plant to catch insects are small and for the most part belowground.

Height:
6 cm
6 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
5-10 cm
5-10 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower colour:
White
white
Flower period:
Jan-July
Jan-July
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Carnivorous
carnivorous
Growth habit:
Epifytical
epifytical
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Botanical
botanical
Properties:
Special
special
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
500-2000 m
500-2000 m
 

Plant care

The Utricularia alpine likes to be in a light area with a high level of humidity. It can best be placed in full light but not in the full sun. The right temperature for its cultivation can be between 10°- 30° Celsius [ 50° - 86° F ] so room temperature will suffice. Direct sunlight is not recommended but the Utricularia alpine does definitely require a light area. The plant likes a moist soil mixture but should not have its roots constantly in water. A mix of 3 : 1 of peat and sand is ideal. This carnivorous plant will also flourish even if it has no insects to catch and digest. Additional nutrients like flies or other insects are not required

Care:
Normal
normal
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
High
high
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
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:
10-40 cm
10-40 cm
Soil ph:
<7
<7
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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