Does any of you have grown other, or this utricularia before, the epiphytic ones?
Could you provide me some tips on it?
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coline wrote:Does any of you have grown other, or this utricularia before, the epiphytic ones?U. longifolia is probably the easiest of the large utrics to grow. Unlike the Orchidioides, it enjoys having wet feet. I usually grow it in a peat-based media but it also grows well in pure LFS. It can be reluctant to flower, but when I moved it from a terrarium to my windowsill, the plants flowered each spring (same w/ praelonga) (I suspect the combination of seasonal photoperiod & temperatures provide the catalyst).
coline wrote:Could you provide me some tips on it?The epiphytic utrics grow well for me in netpots filled with live LFS and top-watered when the top tufts of LFS look dry. If you haven't seen it, this thread has loads of info on the Orchidioides (field trip reports, pics & assistance from many growers).
coline wrote:Thanks, I'm reading about it, it seems it may be a great addition to my nepenthes plants under the trees, I'll see how to tend the bird problem stealing the LFS, but maybe a cube netpot, covered in all sides, with the removable top for substrate renewals.One caution - the utrics in section Foliosa can be invasive. Once there is even a tiny piece in another pot, you may never get it out again. When I plant utrics in the pots of another plant, I usually like to do it with species that die quite easily (like U. quelchii). This way, if there is an issue in the future, I can remove it from the pot.
Flytrap1973 wrote:I know they eat microscopic organisims so what water is best to useSame as with other CP -- clean water with low TDS
Flytrap1973 wrote:If I plant this in aerated peat annd cover the roots do I submerge the plant in water?This plant tends to not be fussy so you can sit the pot in water or not. It will grow well for you.
Flytrap1973 wrote:Can they stay outside in spring and summer getting fresh water when it rains?Where do you live? As long as you acclimate it slowly during the move outside & the nights are not too cold, it should be fine.
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