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By TS 1989
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Joined:  Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:02 pm
#250601
Getting an utricularia graminifolia soon. Just a question:

Do the traps need to be submerged for it to work? Since it operates based on pressure.
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By nimbulan
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#250611
Many Utricularia are terrestrial plants and at least one even grows its bladder traps above the soil surface. I believe this species can be grown submerged or partially submerged, but it is not necessary. In my experience, Utricularia have a habit of growing traps out into your water tray no matter what you do, so take care that it doesn't take over other pots...
By Earthy
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Joined:  Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:58 pm
#250612
My Sandersonii is growing some traps above the soil. It's pretty cool to see...
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By TS 1989
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Joined:  Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:02 pm
#250620
Oh. I guess I'm going to pot them up into 50/50 peat/perlite mix.

Can they capture any prey without being submerged in water?

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By TS 1989
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#250638
w03 wrote:They don't need to be submerged, but this species in particular likes it pretty wet.
Guess I'm just gonna stick to a plastic container.
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