Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Tropical S. Africa
Zones: 8-11 (6-12)
Utricularia sandersonii, Sanderson's Bladderwort, is a perennial, terrestrial bladderwort with bursts of lavender and white flowers. The upper petals have two earlike lobes, and the rounded lower skirt has face like markings, giving the flower a darling bunny like look. It has a long spur that curves forward and under the blossom. It prefers sandy peat that is constantly moist. It has subterranean stems that form numerous small leaves (<1/2"), that cover the soil surface. The tiny bladder traps form in the soil, and catch small creatures, like ciliates and nematodes. The flower stalks are tall and hold as many as 6+ flowers. It flowers throughout the year, but rarely produces seed. It is a vigorous grower, and a great beginner's plant.
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical
Soil: All-purpose Mix
Light: Bright to partial bright indoors, full sun outdoors
Use: Grows well outdoors, and on the window sill and greenhouse. Great terrarium plant.