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By stitz25b
#94710
uuhh yh lots of sun but occasionally put ice cubes on the soil and let it melt though so it can keep a coole root system
By Eric
#94713
Depends on what type you have. If you have the mountain variety, its pretty much the same as Sarracenia, except for cool nights. For the coast variety it is very temperamental. It is basically the same as the mountain variety except it doesn't tolerate a very wide temperature range. The key is to keep the roots cool and you'll be successful.
By victor
#94718
They are sorta different from the sarracenia.

The mountain varieties should get full sun and the coastal varieties should get partial sun.
They need cool nights and since they grow in free flowing water in the wild, they should get watered daily.
They need a soil they has lots of areation that would be a mix of 1 part peat moss, 1-2 parts perlite (or pumice),
and 1 part orchid bark
By Daniel_G
#94784
They LIke slightly cooler conditions than Sarracenia, a ceramic pot topped with white perlite can keep the root's pretty cool, as chucking ice cubes on the soil is quite monotonous afterr a while

Give them good light, airy soil (Live Sphagnum is pretty good) And coolish, slightly wet conditions, and you'll be fine
I find my seedling like theoccasional flood too, strangely enough :)
By dimitar
#94795
I don't put any ice. My conditions are simple - no different than the conditions of Sarras. These plants are extremely hardy and very easier to grow.

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Good luck with your new plant!
By HarrisAz
#94803
I don't put any ice. My conditions are simple - no different than the conditions of Sarras. These plants are extremely hardy and very easier to grow.

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Good luck with your new plant!

nice plant D!

whats the range temperature u keep for the darlingtonia?
By dimitar
#94828
Thanks Harris. Full sun! As I said nothing special. The temperatures reach over 40C in summer, and in winter minus 17C - 19C. I haven't noticed that this is an exacting plant and to be good I need to cool the roots with ice cubes - no, I haven't done this. My pots are in water in half so it is cool enogh for the roots and the other Sarras, too. I use only for this Lily as a potting mix live sphag and for the rest of the Sarras - sphagum moss peat and silica sand.
By HarrisAz
#94934
and in what months does it turn into 40c at Bulgaria there?

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