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Utricularia graminifolia (UG)

Specimen Type

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.

Name Utricularia graminifolia
Structure Bryophyte
Difficulty Advanced
Light Demand Medium Light
CO2 CO2 Beneficial
Growth Rate Moderate Growth
Placement Carpet
Height (in) 1-2
Color Green
Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro (literally: in the glass) in a nutrient-rich synthetic growing medium, either liquid or gel, without the presence of any other lifeforms. This guarantees a pest and disease-free specimen, while also providing accuracy throughout the trade.  

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.

We only ship livestock Monday to Wednesday to avoid weekend delays. Please keep in mind the availability of plants can change quickly as they come in and out of our possession or deteriorate in health, so there could be a delay updating the published availability. We will be in touch if the species you order is not available and you will always have the option to wait or take a substitute or refund. We appreciate your patience as we work to deliver healthy plants to you. 

Please note: We source our plants from several different growers and restock on a rotating basis. We aim to keep each species in stock from at least one supplier but not necessarily more. By default, we will send the freshest plant regardless of which grower you select. If you are particular about which grower supplies your plant, please make this clear in your order notes. There may be a wait for you to receive a plant from a specific grower, depending on when we are able to order from them and their availability.
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United States United States
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  • What kind of aquariums have you used this with? Freshwater
  • Years in hobby? 4

Green, Healthy, and Good Looking!

Discovered UG while diving into aquascaping, its distinctiveness sets it apart, making it intriguing. Can't wait to see it thrive in my tank!

James N.
United States United States
I recommend this product
  • Years in hobby? 11
  • What kind of aquariums have you used this with? Freshwater

Healthy lime green

Bought this plant in their store and it was a nice healthy green. Planted it and it is thriving.

David V.
United States United States
I recommend this product
  • Years in hobby? 1
  • What kind of aquariums have you used this with? Freshwater

UG Invitro

Packaged arrived in thermal bubble wrap to keep them safe from dangerous temperatures. Plants are healthy and currently undergoing a dry start method.

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