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    I have a few questions regarding U.tricolor.
    1. What soil media works best? Will pure LFS work fine?
    2. Also, how high does it like the water table to be?
    The reason I am asking is so I can get it to grow faster as I would like share it with some of my friends.It is not growing vey fast right now and I was wondering if this is normal?

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    I can't say I know the perfect soil mix for this Utric, but mine is in a mix of sand and peat. I keep it wet. It spreads. Of all the soil media out there and the various combinations, it seems as though LFS is the best all-round choice. Utrics like to spread underneath the surface and LFS is one that allows that.

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    ideal? who knows. here is what i have tried so far and had great success growing it but havent had any luck getting it to flower

    #1 peat sand high water table
    #2 peat sand low water table
    #3 pure LFS high water table
    #4 pure LFS watered heavily than allowed to dry out
    #5 no media shallow water

    in each case the plant flurished, spread fast but never bloomed or even sent up a spike. i would say this plant also likes good light.
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    I grow it in with U. gibba (shallow fluctuating water above shallow peat, in small plastic carton). It's been flowering beautifully this year.

    Giles

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    It apparently grows in hot, wet and sunny places.......so maybe you could try keeping it warm and wet with plenty of sun?
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