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Carnivorous Plants: Utricularia fulva

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July 14, 2012
1:51 AM

Post #9204639

I've got an old enamelled cast iron bath tub that's got wateplants in it. Water runs in and overflows. I put some sandy soil along the edges which is constantly wet from the overflowing water. It's in this area I put some Utricularias. Unfortunately one of the neighbours dogs has come by and taken a bath, upsetting the whole set up. It's done it a few times so finally I put up a fence around the tub. A couple of Utricularias have come up but the flowers have dwarfed. Very difficult to get a decent photo. Ended up putting a piece of cardboard close behind the plants so the camera would get a proper focus. Only partly worked for the U. fulva, the others didn't come out well at all. But good to know the plants seem to have survived the 'dog attacks'. I see bits of U. gibba so hopefully it will also make a come back.

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Poughkeepsie, NY

July 14, 2012
6:22 AM

Post #9204750

Nice! Someday I have to try those.

July 14, 2012
5:15 PM

Post #9205338

Tommy, there's some better photos here. Had a better camera then.
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 15, 2012
2:02 PM

Post #9206178

Wow the flower is very Orchid like.

July 16, 2012
12:15 AM

Post #9206705

A lot of people compare them to Oncidium. They're probably one of the most beautiful Utricularia, helped a lot by their larger size than most others. Hopefully with dogs fenced out I'll end up with something more like the photos in the earlier thread.

I did put some U. involucra in there as well, which is all yellow, and a blue one, can't quite remember but might be U. arnhemica. The combination of colours should look good. So I'm hoping they'll all come through.
Poughkeepsie, NY

July 16, 2012
9:30 AM

Post #9207168

Oncidium is the first one I thought of.
Beverly Hills, CA

August 6, 2012
12:49 PM

Post #9231884

God, U. fulva is a great plant. I wish I had one. Saw a beautiful one on display at California Carnivores a few months ago.
Lucky you!

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