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    I've kept weedy utrics outside (like bisquamata, livida, subulata) in an unheated greenhouse Oregon... So as long as you keep your utrics above 32ish you should be fine.

    I sure hope you got a good clone of bisquamata. You wouldn't want one of those awful non-flowering forms, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by kulamauiman View Post
    receiving a utricularia infested with another utricularia (subulata, bisqumata, longifolia) really sucks.
    You mentioned U. longifolia & i remembered that I'm also dealing with a U. longifolia that escaped into the LFS on the bottom of a 10 gal tank. Every time I think I have found all of it, it pops up a few months later. I just noticed it again. I'm afraid that it may have invaded one of my mature N. hamata pots - DOH!

    Quote Originally Posted by kulamauiman View Post
    Some it isn't too hard to get a clean culture going by taking flower stalk cuttings...
    Thankfully I haven't had any contaminants in my smaller utrics yet. However, to prepare myself, I've taken a few flower stalks and practiced propagation with U. nephrophylla & some others ... can't hurt to be ready.

    Quote Originally Posted by amphirion View Post
    i've isolated my orchidioides into glass vases. dont want to risk cross contamination---especially with other utrics that rhyme with "sighdolor"
    My main pots of section foliosa plants (tricolor, praelonga & longifolia) are now growing on a windowsill away from others. The few remnant tricolor (ahem - were quelchii) pots are sequestered in their own isolation water trays (& monitored closely).

    On the Orchidioides note, I recently planted most of my clones into the 4" net pots that Av mentioned he is using. While the plants have, in general, loved the switch - as expected, they are sending roots & leaves out everywhere. Very soon, it will be tough to catch & redirect (or cut) all of the wayward adventurers ....

    S21 - sorry for commandeering your thread. As you can see, it's a lot easier to control invasive species before they escape - rather than after....
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    I thought the clones were regular and Betty's bay. What other forms are there?
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    Utricularia are invasive indeed, and without attention collections can go very awry. The best method I found for species purity is frequent restarts, and never depend on a single pot.

    Plants newly acquired should always go into quarantine....for sure! If there is enough to divide, divide it immediately on its arrival into a good clean mix, don't wait for problems to manifest.

    Self seeding species should be grown in isolation and in closed scenarios. I love Mach's ship in a bottle!

    Frequently check the bottom of pots for escapees.

    Allow the water tray to become dry before adding water.

    ....and to address the topic:

    Utricularia thrive outdoors, but they seem VERY prone to sunburn. I used layers of white garbage bags covering open terraria...beginning with like 3 bags and reducing over a month to none.
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