Utricularia subulata


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Worldwide
Zones: 5-11 (4-12)

Utricularia subulata, the Zigzag Bladderwort, is a perennial, terrestrial bladderwort with numerous, small bright yellow flowers. U. subulata prefers sandy peat that is constantly moist. It has subterranean stolons that form numerous small leaves (<1/2"). The tiny bladder traps form in the soil, and catch small critters, like nematodes. The wiry flower stalk bends at each node giving it a zigzag look. It flowers in early Spring, and can appear in mass, as a delightful yellow carpet. Some flowers stay closed. In winter it dies back to its subterranean stolons, to survive the cold. This yellow-flowered bladderwort is a vigorous grower and can be a harmless, pretty "weed" in your collection.  The Zigzag Bladderwort is the most widely spread of all Utricularia species.

Height: 1/2+"
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical to temperate
Soil: All-Purpose Soil Mix
Light: Bright to partial bright indoors, full sun outdoors
Use: Grows well outdoors, and on the window sill and greenhouse.  Great terrarium plant.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Spencer Jones

Prompt delivery and beautiful healthy plants!]

Morgan C.
Happy healthy plant!

I am so very pleased. A happy healthy plant that is now thriving in my bog. I'll be a repeat customer for sure.

Willy Brock
Subulata - intro into my collection

These easy growing Utricularia are so fun to have throughout my collection. Got my first ~3mm sunny yellow flower on a 2.5 inch scape. I was surprised by how intense the yellow is compared to the bisquamata has already been blooming

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