Utricularia vulgaris (Common Bladderwort)


Utricularia vulgaris, or Common Bladderwort, is a carnivorous submerged oxygenating plant that produces yellow flowers emerging from the water

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Main characteristics

Utricularia vulgaris consists of long stems with various branches and numerous translucent bladders, which serve to catch small aquatic organisms


In summer, it produces yellow flowers on stems emerging from the water

Planting depth

It is meant to be thrown into the water without the need for anchoring or potting. Suitable for ponds with 1 meter maximum depth

Plant uses

It effectively slows down algae growth, helping to oxygenate the pond water and absorbing dissolved organic substances in the water


Full direct sun for at least 4 hours in the middle hours of the day

PH tolerated

Slightly acidic to basic (alkaline): 6.5 to 8.5

Frost Resistance

Yes, it withstands very cold temperatures. In autumn it produces small spherical buds (shoots) which overwinter at the bottom of the pond, from which it grows again the following spring


Native plant of Europe

Shipped plant

Bunch with a dozen bare-root stems

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