Utricularia australis Bladderwort
Utricularia australis Bladderwort
Utricularia australis Bladderwort

Utricularia australis Bladderwort

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Price listed per strand/plant approx 5-10 cm in length

Incredible little plants that float just below the water's surface hunting for aquatic prey including mosquito larvae! The plants can catch mosquito larvae right up to the stage before they undergo metamorphosis into an adult mosquito. 


Best in a pond that receives morning sun and afternoon shade. This species will go dormant to specialised growth called turions to survive the Winter in colder locations. We would not recommend letting the plants home to reach freezing point though it's possible they could survive. This turion growth also allows this species to survive drought, but again best to avoid letting their home dry up!

This plant can be killed by algae so it's important to have other aquatic plants around to help keep nutrient levels low and balanced. No or low nutrients = No algae imbalance.

Aquatic plant companions suitable, some of which we do have/or can grow to order:

Azolla pinnata

Marsilea mutica

Marsilea drummondii

Hydrocharis dubia (best for warmer locations)

Machaerina juncea formerly Baumea juncea

Machaerina articulata formerly Baumea articulata HP

Schoenoplectiella mucronata formerly Schoenoplectus

Spirodela polyrhiza Giant Duckweed

Aldrovanda vesiculosa (Extra care needed with this species, not for the beginners)



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 Sundays 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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