Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: SW. Australia.
Zones: 9-11 (7-12).
Blue Coats, Utricularia simplex, is a small, perennial, terrestrial bladderwort with a single bluish purple flower. Its small leaves are lance shaped. It prefers sandy peat that is constantly moist. Occasional flooding and filtered light is recommended. The bladders form in the soil, and catch microorganisms, like nematodes and ciliates. The flowers can be numerous, but quite small (<1/4"). It flowers throughout the year, and spreads nicely. Keep from freezing. It grows in the same habitat as Cephalotus follicularis and Drosera hamiltonii, and is a great companion to grow with it in a pot or terrarium.
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical.
Soil: Lower Bog Mix.
Light: Partial bright indoors, partial sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well on the window sill, greenhouse, and terrariums.