Byblis aquatica

/Byblis aquatica

Byblis aquatica


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Byblis aquatica, or the Rainbow Plant, is an annual carnivorous plant native to the norther part of Australia. It can be found in bogs of saturated peat and sand or growing partially submerged in standing water. It has even been observed floating freely with almost no roots. Young B. aquatica plants grow upright initially before becoming more vine-like as the foliage grows heavier, leaning on surrounding structures or trailing along the ground. B. aquatica flowers are capable of self-pollinating.

Size and packing method: You will receive a young plant about 3-4 inches tall. Because Byblis have fragile roots, plants are shipped in small biodegradable peat pots. Upon arrival, gently tear the bottom portion of the pot away to allow for root growth before planting the peat pot in a larger container.

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 Growing requirements

Mature size: Up to 18 inches tall
Light: Full sun
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, pure peat, or peat-sand mix
Feeding: Feed bugs or dried bloodworms every 2-3 weeks, Maxsea fertilizer may also be used with care
Humidity: 50-90%
Water: Keep soil wet at all times, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Temperature: 60-80°F
Dormancy period: None, this plant is technically an annual but may survive longer if kept in ideal conditions

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

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