Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Brazilian highlands.
Zones: 8-11 (6-12).
Genlisea violacea, is a perennial, semi-aquatic Corkscrew Plant with small, spoon shaped, rosette leaves. They typically grow in nutrient poor, peaty wetlands or sandy seeps in fog drenched highlands. 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 lobes have 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.
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.