This bladderwort is native to South America. Utricularia 'Longifolia'. This Utricularia has one of the most unique traps within the plant world. This Utricularia Longifolia grows beautiful purple flowers.
Description Utricularia 'Longifolia'
Utricularia 'Longifolia', also known as 'Bladderwort', has one of the most unusual traps within the carnivorous plant family. This is because the trap of the Longifolia is underground, very small traps attached to the roots. These vesicles open when they are near a small insect and suck the insect into the vesicle. The trap used by the Utricularia is an advanced and unique mechanism within the plant world. Inside the vesicle there is a so-called negative pressure. When the trap is touched by an insect, the valve of the vesicle opens. The insect is then sucked into the vesicle. Utricularia 'Longifolia' grows beautiful, purple flowers. Longifolia grows and survives best with indirect sunlight and higher humidity.
Dimensions: (ø 8.5 cm x ↕ 15 cm)
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Care of Utricularia Longifolia
The Utricularia loves water and therefore likes to have wet feet. A light position (but not direct sunlight) is best for this species. Utricularias generally do well in indirect light and do not need too much sunlight. Give it a maximum of 2 to 4 hours of direct sunlight a day.