Utricularia dichotoma is a tropical bladderwort native to Australia and New Zealand. The fan shape of the bluish-purple flowers earned the plant its common name, “Fairy Aprons”. Flowers often grow in pairs or groups of three. While the foliage and bladders of U. dichotoma are small, the carnivorous traps of Utricularia are the fastest of all carnivorous plants and can capture prey in less than one millisecond! U. dichotoma is easy to grow and does well in terrariums, aquariums, and on window sills.
Size and packing method: Plants are shipped as 1.5 inch plugs of soil. Upon arrival, plant the plug in a larger container. Each plug contains multiple plants.
Mature size: Flowers are 0.25 – 0.5 inches in size, produces very small bladder traps
Light: Full sun
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, pure peat or peat-sand mix
Feeding: Traps will feed on small organisms in the soil
Water: Keep soil wet at all times, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Dormancy period: None
Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.