Plant Care Eastern purple bladderwort

Eastern purple bladderwort

About Eastern purple bladderwort

Eastern purple bladderwort is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Eastern purple bladderwort likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Eastern purple bladderwort belongs to the utricularia genus, and is native to Eastern Canada and the Central and Eastern United States.

Taxonomy

Utricularia purpurea
Utricularia
Lentibulariaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Eastern purple bladderwort

Water

How often to water your Eastern purple bladderwort

Water needs for Eastern purple bladderwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Eastern purple bladderwort needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Eastern purple bladderwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Eastern purple bladderwort: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Eastern purple bladderwort love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Eastern purple bladderwort does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Eastern purple bladderwort

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Eastern purple bladderwort: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Eastern purple bladderwort after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Eastern purple bladderwort is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Eastern purple bladderwort

Eastern purple bladderwort


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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