Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Brazilian highlands
Zones: 8-11 (6-12)
Genlisea repens, is another perennial, semi-aquatic Corkscrew Plant with nice yellow flowers. Its small, spoon shaped leaves grow into a rosette. In their habitat, they typically grow in nutrient poor, peaty wetlands or sandy seeps. Summers are hot and wet, winters are warm and drier. In culture, they prefer sandy peat that is constantly moist, and occasional flooding. The small flowers appear in Spring, and are violet blue with a yellow tinge. The upper lobe has pretty violet stripes. Each flower stalk produces a succession of 3 or more flowers. A clump or portion of genlisea contains 1 or more plants when shipped.
Note: Genlisea are grown in a peat slurry and are likely to be growing in a natural harmless association with a terrestrial bladderwort.
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical
Soil: Lower Bog Mix
Light: Bright to partial bright indoors, full sun outdoors
Use: Grows well on the window sill, greenhouse, and terrariums.