Utricularia Graminifolia ( wabi kusa ) 挖耳草 - 侘草型

RM 12.00


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. 

Growth rate: Medium

Height: 3-10cm++

Light demand: Medium 

CO2: Medium 

這種一年生的小型食蟲植物,因其葉片的型態長得很像一般的禾草(如牧草)而得名。水上草的葉片呈狹披針形,但葉端稍圓鈍,呈鮮綠色,長約1.5~2.0㎝,植物體高2~5㎝。在貧瘠的濕地上生長,葉片稀疏,主要靠補蟲囊補蟲小昆蟲維生。捕蟲囊就疏生於莖、假根或葉片上。能從葉腋長出約10㎝的花莖,花朵淡紫色,總狀花序,幾乎全年都可開花。與其他挖耳草一般,都是佈置前景的好材料,不過生長速度可沒有那麼快,而且栽培難度也比較高,在沒有輸入二氧化碳的缸子中栽培,較不容易育成。由於葉片相當柔軟,可能成為小蝦啃食的對象,所以不宜與小蝦共養在一起。栽培期間最好使用強光及重肥,藉以加速其生長。