- Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:00 pm
Mostly same as both of the above. However, for most non-South American terrestrials, especially semi-aquatics or U. gibba, I either add or solely use some of the peat sludge that sinks to the bottom when rinsing peat, since I expect that's closer to their natural soil. Don't know that it makes much difference, but U. cornuta has done fantastic in it. Calycifida and its relative longifolia aren't technically epiphytics or Orchioides members, but they're similar enough I use either pure lfs or live sphagnum or a peat/perlite/lfs mix. For me, Calycifida seems to prefer the former while longifolia likes the latter. For water level, I maintain 1/4 to 1/2 up the pot for Calycifida/Longifolia/epiphytics and just above empty to 1/3 up for more typical terrestrials like sandersonii, unless they're a semi aquatic like cornuta in which case I keep them undrained and flood every few days.
Utricularia in general seem to be really flexible, so as long as you keep them sufficiently wet and use a peaty mix (for most terrestrials) you should be fine.