Bladderwort – Utricularia

Bladderwort a carnivorous plant it’s Scientific name Utricularia.

The bladderwort genus contains 233 widely distributed species of plants characterised by small hollow sacs that actively capture and digest tiny animals such as insect larvae, water fleas and aquatic worms.

Utricularia, commonly called the bladderworts, is a genus of carnivorous plants.

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They occur in fresh water and wet soil as terrestrial or aquatic species across every continent except Antarctica.

The dried leaves of Bladderwort are used to make a medicinal tea.

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People take bladderwort for treating urinary tract disorders including kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

They also take it to treat spasms, fluid retention, and swelling; to stimulate gallbladder secretions; and to promote weight loss.

Bladderwort plant can be, grown indoors. For growth, the plant needs at least four hours of bright sunlight and prefer another four hours of indirect or filtered light every day.

Plant bladderwort in one part perlite and one part peat, and no potting soil.

Set the container in a dish of mineral-free water.

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