Utricularia longifolia

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Utricularia longifolia is regarded as an epiphytic bladderwort, so it's grown in a very airy mix of sphagnum moss and perlite. As with all bladderworts, its carnivorous activity is below the soil surface. Little bladder-like structures along the plant's roots capture teeny-tiny soil critters, such as nematodes. Bladderworts, however, produce some of the most gorgeous flowers you'll find among carnivorous plants. Every winter, we allow the medium to dry slightly to mimic the dry season during the winter months in its native habitat in Brazil. This triggers the plant to produce beautiful orchid-like flowers.
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Medium to large clumps in 4-inch pots.  All plants are acclimated for windowsill growing.  Flowers may appear within the first year.  Second photo is representative of plants for sale.

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical sundew for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Mountainous forests of Brazil.
Sunlight: Very bright filtered sunlight.  
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Allow water to drain through completely.
Soil: Equal parts long-fiber sphagnum moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Prefers mild temperatures but always protect from frost.

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  • 5

    Posted by Susan on December 28, 2020

    Plants come so well packed. I can’t wait to see this bloom

  • 5

    Posted by Angel Valladolid on July 15, 2019

    Amazing plant can't wait for it to flower

  • 5
    Well established

    Posted by Bill W on June 2, 2019

    This is a bigger pot than expected, looking forward to when it blooms.