Utricularia Graminifolia from Asia belongs to the bladderwort family. All the plants in this family are insect eating, perennial water and marsh plants. Bladder traps are a unique feature of this family, which Utricularia graminifolia forms after a short period of time in the aquarium. The species name means 'with grass like leaves' and the fresh green leaves after a short period of time form a pretty mat which looks like a lawn (2-8 cm tall). Utricularia Graminifolia is therefore an ideal foreground plant. It should be planted in a nutrient-poor substrate such as sand. Aqua soil is not appropriate.
Tissue culture plants should be removed from the cup as soon as possible. All plants grow on some sort of synthetic growing medium, ranging anywhere from liquid to jelly to firm gel. This should be removed and rinsed off. Gently massage the roots between your fingers until the gel dissolves away. Most plants can be broken up into smaller pieces and spread out in your aquarium. Smaller pieces are easier to plant.
Discovered UG while diving into aquascaping, its distinctiveness sets it apart, making it intriguing. Can't wait to see it thrive in my tank!
Bought this plant in their store and it was a nice healthy green. Planted it and it is thriving.
Packaged arrived in thermal bubble wrap to keep them safe from dangerous temperatures. Plants are healthy and currently undergoing a dry start method.