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Thread: Utricularia graminifolia - My Experiences

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    Oh there is algae, its just underwater with the Blyxa japonica. I left and the wife doesn't have that "feel" for feeding the killifish and water changes, since its not her tank. There is always some random algae somewhere, the U. graminifolia just grows so fast in that tanks there is no chance for algae to overcome it. Now if it would just flower..........
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    Hi,

    Just thought I'd share another odd way I'm growing this plant, this tank is basically were I stick all my scrap/division plants/pieces to see if they will live or die before either repotting them or trashing them......

    Here is another batch of U. graminifolia growing in some pond mud, yep mud, high in fertiziliers and all those bad things. And to make things even worse....I add fertizlier to this closed system every week . This batch of U. graminifolia started out as a wee little cutting maybe an 1/8" in size if that. Its under very very very low light levels, 2 13W daylight compact flourscents 16" away from the bulbs, these bulbs are about 18-24 months old to boot .

    The picture is a bit on the red side due to the plant light bulb color.

    The tank gets misted every day, well the orchids in the tank get misted, the run off gets down to the mud sometime later. 1-2 times a month, I add about 1/8" to 1/2" of standing water to the mud to flood the various plants in there.

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    Incredible! I know utrics are tough, but I didn't know they were that tough. O.o
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    Some time ago I bought a Utricularia graminifolia for my fish tank, but unfortunately algae got the better of it. I managed to salvage a very small piece and washed off as much algae as possible before transfering it to a undrained container, where I now grow it as a semi aquatic. Here are the results...










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    Beautiful!
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    So....how did you make it flower

    I think I've grown enough to carpet our living room, and not 1 little flower

    Lovely pictures by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSS View Post
    So....how did you make it flower

    I think I've grown enough to carpet our living room, and not 1 little flower

    Lovely pictures by the way.
    Having read through the post again, my growing techniques don't look much different to yours. The undrained container contains peat and grit. The container is translucent, almost clear, plastic so the underground portions of the plant are exposed to light around the outside, the exposed portions are green so maybe they photosynthesise? I water everyday which completely submerges the leaves but, due to evaporation, they become partially exposed before the next watering. It is next to a window which receives good light but no direct sun, there is also a suplimentary 70W metal halide light which is on for 14 hours/day but it covers a large area so intensity is quite low. It has now been flowering non-stop for several months.

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    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what is grit?

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