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Utricularia – Bladderworts can be found worldwide, on all continents. They stand out with their beautiful flowers, which seem to last forever. We sell easy to grow varieties, but there are native varieties: Utricularia intermedia, Utricularia minor and Utricularia vulgaris. Apart from the native bladderworts, they all need protection from the frost, and do well on windowsills.
How they feed:
Bladderworts catch prey either underneath the soil or in the water, with traps attached to their roots.
How to care for your plant:
- A position on a windowsill, heated greenhouse or conservatory, where they get a lot of light, semi-shade.
- Rainwater on a saucer (so the plants are standing in water).
- The plants will have a dormancy period.
- During the dormancy period, the main risk to the plant is rotting caused by fungal diseases. It is therefore important to reduce the watering, just keeping the plant damp, but not to let the plant dry out completely.
- Repotting: when the roots clearly show out of the bottom of the pot