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Following some advice from Richard Bunn my S.psittacina are now in a tray of rain water with a bit of sphagnum moss in it.  The photo shows one, but there's three in the tray now.  As an experiment, some S. purpurea are in another water filled tray.

Some U.gibba were in Richard's tray as well--as best as he could remember.  Seems like a lovely idea to me.  Utricularia flowers look lovely from what I've seen on the internet.  But there don't seem to be any U. gibba available for sale.

What else would be good in my trays, please.  And where could they be bought?

Thanks.

Guy

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Shite. I just threw away a bit of U. gibba (it was that species) that was in the fish tank outside the greenhouse.  I'd dumped it in there to see what it'd do over the summer.  The flowers (when the water is warm) are lovely and yellow.  BUT I bought a N. ampullaria and needed the tank back in the house a couple of days ago to pamper the ampullaria in.  If I'd known beforehand you could have had it.  If you get no luck on here for a bit of it go onto ebay and message 'painit' in the Czech Republic.  I'm pretty sure that's where I got mine and he's practically as cheap as a bag of crisps for things.  A really good seller.  

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Thanks Richard

Always the way.  You keep something for ages without needing it.  Throw it away and a couple of days later you wish you hadn't!

I've found U. inflata and U. stygia at Triffid nurseries.  What do you reckon?  And would I just buy one of each and let them multiply?  Or a few of each?

Also found Painit on ebay selling U. gibba.  Again, just one?

Advice on where to go from here appreciated.

Thanks.

Guy 

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I've not grown either but inflata would need somewhere to float freely without the moss to get in its way.  Id' never even heard of stygia before. Must go Goggling!  You only need one as they multiply quite well.  

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Right.  Two U.gibba bought on ebay from Painit.  £10 the two, including postage.

Guy

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Wow, these are fast growers!  First flower showing today!!

Guy

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