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Bladderwort 'Utricularia quelchii'

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Specifications
Utricularia quelchii

This carnivore is found on the plateaus of Guyana and Venezuela. Utricularia quelchii grows under the node of the leaves of other plants just like Utricularia nelumbifolia does, making it an epiphyte. This bladderwort has amazing pink red flowers with an attachment at the back of the bottom petal. Utricularia quelchii is easy to take care of.

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Utricularia quelchii flower in Natural Habitat
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Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
semi sun
Watering
high
Properties
special

Product info

Utricularia quelchii is found in nature in humid places. The plant can grow upon other plants and trees, as well as on the ground and on rocks in the swamp. This humidity is needed for this species to catch its prey with the bladders at the base of its leaves. The leaves are shaped like a round spoon. In Venezuela and Guyana, where Utricularia quelchii can be found, the bromeliad Brocchinia also grows. In the puddles in between the foliage it resides, searching for new bromeliads with its long shoots.

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:
Purple
purple
Flower period:
Jan-July
Jan-July
Temperature winter:
5 °C
5 °C
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:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
1500-3000 m
1500-3000 m
 

Plant care

Utricularia quelchii is quite easy to take care of in a terrarium or on the windowsill. You can also keep it in a hanging basket or attached to a piece of bark. The temperature of its surroundings should be around 25⁰C with a humidity of 80%. Utricularia quelchii likes light, but beware of direct sunlight. A mixture of peat moss and perlite or pumice will serve as a nice substrate, as it can store moisture while letting any excess water drain from it. Don't let the substrate dry. Water it often using a lot of mineral poor water.

Care:
Normal
normal
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
High
high
Watering tips:
Standing in water
standing in water
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 min:
10 °C
10 °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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