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Bladderwort 'Utricularia nelumbifolia'

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Specifications
Utricularia nelumbifolia
This carnivore has a peculiar lifestyle. Utricularia nelumbifolia roots in rainwater puddles in the apex of bromeliad leaves. In this water it can find plenty of small insects and other animals the bladderwort catches with the traps at the base of its stem. Utricularia nelumbifolia has lilac flowers with two striking yellow dots on top of the lower petal. This bladderwort is also perennial.
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Price: € 24.21
Utricularia nelumbifolia
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Utricularia nelumbifolia
Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
full light
Watering
high
Properties
special

Product info

Utricularia nelumbifolia is found in harsh conditions in Brazil. It grows at great altitudes on the slopes of volcanos. This carnivore has found a solution to this dry environment in the node of bromeliads. It reproduces using long shoots which explore its surroundings in search of new bromeliads. The leaves are almost a perfect circle and remind us of a lily. In the middle of the purple flowers there are two elongated golden spots resembling eyes.
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:
White
white
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

It is extremely interesting to keep Utricularia nelumbifolia in a bromeliad, the way it is found in the wild. This isn't necessary though! You can also keep it in a terrarium or a pot. It needs a temperature around 25⁰C and a light spot. Make the substrate nice and moist every now and then with rainwater of distilled water. This plant likes to keep its feet wet, so make sure it doesn't dry out. The substrate is ideally a mixture of peat moss and perlite or pumice. You can find this and other components in our ‘Plant Accessories’ section.
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 type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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