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Thread: Utricularia sandersonii

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    Utricularia sandersonii

    how do I get my Utricularia sandersonii to bloom?

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    Keep it warm and wet (I keep it in the tray 1/3 of a pot submerged) and it will start blooming by itself.

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    i have it 70f and 1/2 submerged guess its a matter of time maybe more heat

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    Plants like that usually need to reach critical mass before blooming.
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    The critical mass for sadersonii to sustain flowering is rather small then. A relatively recently transplanted strand of sandersonii started pushing out its first flower stalk less than two weeks after it was moved. Mickey, try raising the temperature to high 70's

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    Ok thanks

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    I suspect that the discussions above concern two different forms of sandersonii - white & blue. The white form has skinny ears and is possibly the most prolific blooming utric in existence. The blue form has wider ears and much less floriforous. Some people have waited over a year for the blue form to flower. Here's Bob Z's comparison pics.
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    The white form is pretty easy to get to flower:







    The blue form is more challenging:







    Light, room temp, and adequate water worked for me.

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