A picture of a Sanderson's Bladderwort

Sanderson's Bladderwort

Utricularia sandersonii

Utricularia sandersonii 2 by Bigg(g)er (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Sanderson's Bladderwort

Utricularia sandersonii flower
Utricularia sandersonii flower1
Utricularia sandersonii Stolonen
Utricularia sandersonii leaves
A photo of Sanderson's Bladderwort

Sanderson's Bladderwort Overview

Utricularia sandersonii is an attractive terrestrial species in the carnivorous bladderwort family, Lentibulariaceae. It is found naturally in temperate South Africa and feeds on minute microorganisms through the use of specialised bladder-like structures for trapping live insect prey, it is thus termed insectivorous. These traps are considered one of the most sophisticated structures in the plant kingdom. Leaves are kidney-shaped and distinctive spurred and 2 lobed flowers are white with pale blue markings on the lower lobes, commonly called bunny ears after their appearance. The flowers resemble those of Snapdragons, this species is popular with carnivorous plant enthusiasts.

How to propagate Sanderson's Bladderwort

Seed

Division

Special features of Sanderson's Bladderwort

Attractive flowers

Wet sites