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Utricularia blanchetii
Utricularia blanchetii

Price: $9.95
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Item Number:: 26021

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.

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

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.

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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Utricularia fan July 14, 2019
Reviewer: Ricky Haag from Sun City Center, FL United States  
This was shipped in perfect condition and lots of blooms!  Awesome quality!

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beautiful flowers May 13, 2019
Reviewer: Matthew Fujita from Arlington, TX United States  
My blanchetii is sending up beautiful stalks of flowers. Again, as always, I'm impressed with the quality of plants from Sarracenia Northwest.

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Beautiful flowers December 31, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Louisville, KY United States  
Packed so well that not a single one of the flowers were damaged when it arrived. Perfect!

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wow December 16, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Maple Glen, PA United States  
lotsa lotsa flowers!

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Tiny and Beautiful! October 4, 2018
Reviewer: Rosita from Whiting, NJ United States  
My plant arrived early and in good condition.  Beautiful little violet blue flowers!! Will be back to purchase more. The prices are great!!

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