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Utricularia blanchetii
Utricularia blanchetii


 
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General Description
 

Utricularia blanchetii is about as dramatic as miniature terrestrial bladderworts can get. This gorgeous species blooms heavily, with the largest displays forming a thick forest of dense purple blooms. Most terrestrial Utricularia bear tiny flower stalks with a single dainty flower at the top, but U. blanchetii bears up to ten. Dense colonies of it can create an outstanding display, and we suspect that in aquascaping this species may have great merit.

Flowers are lavender colored with a yellow tinge at the center, apron-like, and with a prominent spur in the back. Stalks are up to 5 inches high. The species spreads quickly through the soil.

With terrestrial Utricularia, bladder-like structures along the plant's roots capture small animals in the soil, such as nematodes, small worms, and springtails.

For continuous flowers throughout the year, provide warm nights above 65°F.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot. Small clumps are approximately 1-2 inches in diameter and will continue to form a larger clump over time. All plants were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.

Please watch the monthly video for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
Central Brazil.

Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.

Sunlight
Partial sun. A south window with several hours of direct sunlight is ideal.

Water
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.

Soil
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost. Utricularia spread quickly through pure peat.

Cold Tolerance
Tolerant of very cool temperatures, but protect from frost.

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5 of 5 April 19, 2020
Reviewer: Kent from Chicago, IL United States  
Will purchase again!

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5 of 5 April 5, 2020
Reviewer: Brandon Forsberg from Laurel, MT United States  
Very nice plant!

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5 of 5 Excellent plant! March 22, 2020
Reviewer: Graham from Knoxville, TN United States  
Packaging and shipping were on point as always. Took the pot and put it in my small greenhouse in a water tray and it wasn't long before flower stalks appeared. Wonderful addition to my collection!

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5 of 5 Very happy with my purchase February 24, 2020
Reviewer: Tatie Kay from jacksonville, FL United States  
Plants arrived nicely packaged and healthy. Very fast delivery.  Definitely will buy again

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5 of 5 February 12, 2020
Reviewer: Allison Waters from Miles, TX United States  


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