Aldrovanda 'Lake Dlugie, Eastern Poland'
Posted 27 May 2004 - 14:45 PM
How did the others that also bought this one get on and what conditions are you growing it in?
Aldrovanda vesiculosa, 'Lake Dlugie, Eastern Poland'
Posted 27 May 2004 - 15:35 PM
Nice close ups too.
Posted 27 May 2004 - 21:39 PM
Posted 28 May 2004 - 16:14 PM
I have had algae issues as they are very well lit and warm in the greenhouse. It seems to have reached a kind of equilibrium now though. There is still algae but the Aldrovanda is growing faster than it and coping ok (I hope).
Mine is in a plastic household storage box in a greenhouse with companion plants of typha minima, carex panicea and eichornia crassipes (gets thinned out regularly to stop the light from being blocked out). Strangely the algae seems to start on the sedge litter on the bottom before moving into the water at large.
They get a daphnia "injection" every month or so.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 18:38 PM
I have found that keeping them in less light they seem to grow better for me and the algae does not form so readily. They are on a windowsill that gets early morning sun, but a honeysuckle outside, blocks any direct sun in one corner, so they stay there. The light is good but not too bright and so far there are no signs of algae.
Posted 30 May 2004 - 12:10 PM
Posted 30 May 2004 - 21:53 PM
Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:46 AM
Under the best conditions Aldrovanda from Lake Dlugi can grow up to 20 cm and making nice branches. My cultivated plants did never get that long but I have seen them recently at a secred site where they where that long and looking beautifull. Never seen them that good in culture! And zero algae!
But to imitate its optimal natural habitad is not easy I guess.