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By TS 1989
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The shop owner told me it is an utricularia, so I bought it. When I got home and looked at it again, holy crap, it doesn't even look like those on Google.

Is this even a utricularia? If so, What species? Do I need to keep it submerged or something?
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By TS 1989
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Benurmanii wrote:Yep, or just an ignorant shopkeeper (which is likely). Not sure what it is exaclty, but it looks like a common aquatic plant. The shopkeeper may have thought those buds were bladders.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

But whatever, I'm just gonna flood them in peat moss / perlite mixture to see if there are any miracles.
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By roarke
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TS 1989 wrote:Image
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The shop owner told me it is an utricularia, so I bought it. When I got home and looked at it again, holy crap, it doesn't even look like those on Google.

Is this even a utricularia? If so, What species? Do I need to keep it submerged or something?
Did the shop owner had some papers which shows that they are utricularia ? You may want to give them back.
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This is definitely an aquatic plant, it looks like it could be a species of hygrophila, perhaps H. polysperma, which is a very common, easy to grow aquatic plant. If kept out of water for more than a few hours it will dry out and die completely.

I'm so sorry for the issue you've had, this is rubbish! :( I'm hoping the error came about purely out of ignorance, as some in the aquatics industry don't know very much at all about their stock - which is very unfortunate.
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By Irish63
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#250802
The bladders on utricularia are smaller than a pinhead so that is definitely not utricularia.

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By Earthy
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Irish63 wrote:The bladders on utricularia are smaller than a pinhead so that is definitely not utricularia.

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I agree with everyone that it is not a bladderwort unfortunately. But as for the bladders being smaller than a pinhead, I can see mine just fine. My Sandersonii have put out roots above ground that have bladders on them lol...it's actually pretty cool to see...
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