Aldrovanda - the waterwheel plant

Following thorough washing under running water for an hour, terminal growths of Aldrovanda were surface sterilized in 10% Clorox and placed directly into modified Gamborg B5 media without rinsing. New growth began 6-8 weeks later from the tips.


In our lab, we surface sterilize with 95% EtOH with great success.


Adamec, L and K Pasek. 2000. Medium optimization for growing Aldrovanda vesiculosa in vitro. Carnivorous Plant Newsletter. 29:122-124.