Aldrovanda vesiculosa

Aldrovanda vesiculosa

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Think of these Incredible little plants as under water Venus Flytraps with no need of a root system! Aldrovanda float just below the water's surface hunting for aquatic prey, including mosquito larvae! 

In this pack you will receive 2 x mature strands approx 5cm long. 


Can be a challenging species to keep so please avoid this plant if you have not had experience with other aquatic Carnivorous Plants (Utricularia australis) . 

Aldrovanda are very specific in their habitat requirements and because of this, sadly they are facing extinction across much of their global range. They will not tolerate pollution/algae and either could see them disappear. We keep ours in a position that receives morning sun and afternoon shade. It is essential that they grow in a container with other aquatic species to ensure the water nutrients and habitat for prey items is on par. We suggest the following companion plants:

Baumea articulata

Marsilea mutica

Azolla pinnata

Don't be affraid to prune these non-carnivorous companions as well to allow space for the Aldrovanda

The larger their home, the more stable their environment.

Before purchasing please contact us to see which provenance we might have close to you.


Price listed per 2 strands 

Protect your local Biodiversity

Do not release any plant into your local environment even if native. Plants from cultivated sources may not be of genetic local provenance and interfere with local population genetics.

Happy to combine postage at a revised rate if additional plants are purchased.

Apologies we cannot Send to WA, TAS or NT due biosecurity.

Please pay by 4pm Saturday before post day Sunday to give us time to package the plants. Payments after 4pm Saturday will likely result in plants being packaged and posted on the following Sunday.

Plants will be express posted on Sundays

Be aware that we cannot claim responsibility for delayed times in postage.

We do our best to package carefully & post on Mondays to minimise delays in transit, we care about our plant life some of which are rare, we want the plants to arrive to you in the best possible condition. But please note some factors are out of control, especially in current times.

Please contact us with any questions.

Happy growing!


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