Utricularia bisquamata


Utricularia bisquamata

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: No.
Native Range: Tropical S. Africa.
Zones: 8-11 (6-12).

Utricularia bisquamata, is a perennial, terrestrial bladderwort with short leaves and dainty colorful flowers. It prefers sandy peat that is constantly moist and can spread quickly. The tiny bladder traps form in the soil, and catch small critters, like nematodes. The flowers are lilac colored with bright yellow upper lobes and stubby ears. Each flower stalk produces a succession of 3 or more flowers. It flowers throughout the year, readily produces seeds, and spreads quickly to neighboring pots.  It is good in a terrarium, and a great beginner's plant.

Height: 1/2+".
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.

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