You will receive a piece approximately 1.5 - 2cm square.
(This plant was wrongly identified as U. lateriflora - it has now been correctly identified as U. blanchetii)
Endemic to Central Brazil
Utricularia blanchetii $10
REPOTTING: When re-potting your terrestrial Utricularia you should use a mixture of 75% Sphagnum peat moss and 25% propagating sand or perlite. Wet this mix thoroughly through first before potting your plant into it. The best time to re-pot is in the spring when the plants are doing most of their growing. Use a pot to suit the size of the plant, giving it enough room to grow for the following year, but not too big that it dwarfs the plant.
Aquatic Utricularia's can be grown floating in a tank of water on a window sill or in a pond.
WATERING: Do not ever let your Utricularia dry out. During Spring, Summer and Autumn sit your terrestrial Utricularia in a saucer of water, changing the water frequently. The water should cover the drainage holes of the pot. If your water is good enough to drink straight from the tap, then this is alright to use on your plant. If not you should use either rain, distilled or reverse osmosis water. In winter don’t let the plant dry out but don’t leave it sitting in water all the time.
FERTILIZING: Do not fertilize with flies or insects. We dont fertilise our Utricularia.
LIGHT: Utricularia's require a high level of light. A window sill inside the house that gets morning sun in summer and afternoon sun in winter is an excellent position. Otherwise you can grow them in a terrarium, greenhouse, glasshouse or porch.
HUMIDITY: Utricularia’s like a bit of humidity. A terrarium or glasshouse will provide this. But a warm sunny window sill will give you enough heat for the plant to survive.
DORMANCY: During winter your Utricularia might go into their dormancy period where they stop growing. Do not worry. This is a natural occurrence and the plant must go through this period in order to stay alive and gain strength to grow their spring traps and flowers.