Darlingtonia

Discuss carnivorous plant books here
User Avatar
NatchGreyes

 
Posts: 205
Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:17 pm
Thanked: 39 times in 35 posts

Darlingtonia

by NatchGreyes » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:00 am

Hey Everyone:

I wrote a book on Darlingtonia, which is now available (nearly) worldwide via Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Darlingtonia-Natch-Greyes/dp/149745185X, some bookstores, and my blog http://ngcarnivorousplants.blogspot.com/p/salestrades.html.

It covers everything from the discovery of Darlingtonia to its cultivation and is filled with fascinating tidbits about the different varieties and habitats of Darlingtonia.

Just thought I would post this here to spread the word.

User Avatar
Veronis
Super User
 
Posts: 2200
Joined: Fri May 29, 2009 9:41 pm
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Thanked: 740 times in 432 posts

Re: Darlingtonia

by Veronis » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:20 pm

This is great!

I have always had trouble with darlingtonia. I don't know how to emulate the serpentine seeps/cool water running over the root system.

How do you take care of your darlingtonia from that perspective? Any tricks you can share?

User Avatar
NatchGreyes

 
Posts: 205
Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:17 pm
Thanked: 39 times in 35 posts

Re: Darlingtonia

by NatchGreyes » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:01 pm

Well, generally, I grow montane plants, so, once established, I only need to worry about giving them cooler temperatures at night, which naturally happens since I'm in New England. I believe the general consensus is shallower trays (when possible) in live sphagnum is the easiest medium. When I was in the south, I would grow plants like this, placing some ice on top of the medium before going to bed. That would cool the roots over night.

Coastal plants are harder to grow because they generally require cooler temperatures all the time, which is difficult outside their local microclimates.

So, my suggestion would be to ask your supplier for a montane plant, buy it in winter, get it established, and then, maybe, ice it at night the first year, and not worry about it after that, as it should do fine.


Return to Books about Carnivorous Plants

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests