Bladderwort – Utricularia - 9cm Pot
The Bladderwort is the largest type of carnivorous plant with over 200 species. It appears almost worldwide.
There are even swimming species that are hunting in the water. It differs from other carnivorous because they don't catch their prey with their leaves, but with their roots.
They form very small, bubble-like traps on their roots, which can grow up to 6mm depending on the species.
These bubbles are some of the sneakiest trapping systems in general. They have a kind of vlave that gets packed with a thick gel.
The bubble is always under tension. The feelers on the outside of the bubble suddenly open the lid of the bubble when touched. Through the cambering of the bubble walls, the prey is quickly sucked into the inside through the vaccuum. After, it immediately closes again and the prey is trapped and will be dissolved by the built-up digestion juices.
German Name: Bladderwort
Botanic Name: Utricularia
pot size: 9cm
Origin: everywhere – some species even in the water
The terrestic Bladderwort species like to be in a warm, half-shadowy to light place without blazing sun.
The plants should be kept at approx. 20-25°C.
It is also suitable for a terrarium with high humidity.
It appreciates temperatures of 20-25°C during the day and 10-15°C during the night with high humidity
The soil should always be moist, and there can also be water in the saucer.
Only water with rain water or distilled water.