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Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:10 am
by kronos1996
I could be wrong i know next to nothing about their dormancy cycles except that they usually retain most of their traps for several seasons so the withering doesn't seem right.


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Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:14 am
by Astral_Revenant
You're right, they retain most of their traps, during dormancy. Even under a blanket of snow. I trimmed off the dying brown traps. But, I've been constantly, flushing them with cold/cool water & ice cubes. It does, say, that when they go, dormant, most of their traps turn brown. Also, I heard, from the savage garden book, windowsills aren't the best but they aren't too bad, for growing cobra lilies. ;)

I feel like this is the damping off disease, eating away at the rhizome. But, it wouldn't surprise me, if its something else entirely. Perhaps, the roots aren't cool enough? Not enough sun, etc.... Well, I'll give them some ice cubes tonight & trim off the rest of the dying traps. I'm going to try, keeping adder alive, if there is any life in that plant still. :|

Have a wonderful day, everyone, thanks for the help! 8-) *Tips hat*.

Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:53 am
by Benurmanii
Are you using ice cubes of distilled water? If not, then you may be causing some mineral buildup, depending on how hard you water is. You only really need to use ice cubes if it is really hot.

Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:33 am
by Astral_Revenant
I just used cool & then cold water on it(1 bottle, each respectively). The first to detox it(I feel, someone could have filled the ice tray here, with hard water(Nutrients)). Then the second to cool the soil. The water is distilled, reverse osmosis, etc. I haven't been using ice cubes lately. :?

But, the days are getting much cooler(60's & 70's). I'm going to remove, the rest of the dying pitchers, tomorrow. I'll keep watching it & probably water it daily with cool or cold water. Some of the pitchers(Smaller ones, do look like they have some life in them). This reminds me of root rot, which killed some of my carnivorous plants. :o

But it could very well be...someone filled the ice tray with hard water & it had an adverse effect on the plants, soil not cold/wet enough for roots, pests, root rot, or some other reason. But, I feel the first and or second could be it, perhaps? Worse, comes to worse. I'll up-root it, take a picture of the plant as a whole & post it here, to see if there is any life in it. :cry:

Well, I'll be back here, tomorrow. Good growing everyone! :mrgreen:

Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:58 pm
by Astral_Revenant
I did notice a root exposed & it looks nice & white on the plant. On Phil's facebook site, it shows a cobra lily in dormancy(All it's traps, are orange & withered, on sep 24th). ;)

https://www.facebook.com/MEPNW/photos/p ... =3&theater :geek:

But, I'll just try to keep it in the best shape, I can(By giving it some sun, cold/cool water, etc). Its also giving off an aroma that it had, when it first shipped. Well, here's to hoping, it springs back to life, after its dormancy. 8-)

Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:11 am
by Benurmanii
Astral_Revenant wrote:I did notice a root exposed & it looks nice & white on the plant. On Phil's facebook site, it shows a cobra lily in dormancy(All it's traps, are orange & withered, on sep 24th). ;)

https://www.facebook.com/MEPNW/photos/p ... =3&theater :geek:

But, I'll just try to keep it in the best shape, I can(By giving it some sun, cold/cool water, etc). Its also giving off an aroma that it had, when it first shipped. Well, here's to hoping, it springs back to life, after its dormancy. 8-)


Since the root is looking good I would assume that the rhizome is looking good. So, there is hope :D

Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:20 pm
by Astral_Revenant
How much water is sufficient for a cobra lily's dormancy cycle? I know they like being flushed regularly & all. But, during dormancy, is there a limit? Is there any cheap ways to stream water through the cobra lily's pot & soil?

Would root rot be a problem as well, or no, if there is good air circulation? Would sunlight be negated at all, through glass by a certain amount? Lastly, if I decided to put the cobra lily in my basement where its cold & completely dark, would it be safe or no? :geek:

A lot of questions, but I want this plant to survive, if its alive that is. I feel bad for the plant, I put a lot of good energy into that little one, I want to do all I can to make sure it lives! My other plants are doing good(Butterworts, Tropical pitcher, venus flytrap). Had a few pests, but the garden safe spray, keeps them at bay. I would like to try out the healthier alternatives, mentioned in this topic. ;)

Although, I feel more can be done, I definitely need more lightning. Had a nice light bulb(Cree, 100 watt, 5000k) & light clamp(HDX). Both broke down on me, but if that's the best option out there, might as well, buy them again. I notice even with a 45 watt bulb(Maximum, the light stand can take now), that I started to use, there is a bit better colorization to the plants. :mrgreen:

Also, want to mention, I feel foolish, for not opening the other blinds, in my room. Way better sun beaming in here now. Felt that the main one(Where sunlight really shines), was all the plants needed. You learn from your errors, I guess. :oops:

Thanks for reading, have a wonderful Wednesday, all! 8-)

Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:13 am
by kronos1996
I bought a small water pump for $8 on ebay/ amazon. Set it over a bucket of water and just let it cycle through!

The dormancy stuff I'm curious about as well.

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Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:37 am
by Astral_Revenant
kronos1996 wrote:I bought a small water pump for $8 on ebay/ amazon. Set it over a bucket of water and just let it cycle through!

The dormancy stuff I'm curious about as well.

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I heard from Phil, that cobra lilies don't need much water at all during dormancy. :) Makes sense to me. I'm probably going to keep it dry-damp - damp. Some moisture but not too much, so it doesn't invite mold & all that jazz. ;) I pray that this cobra lily still lives, but you never know, miracles can happen. :lol:

Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:54 am
by Benurmanii
Got any pics of it right now?

Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:58 am
by Astral_Revenant
I'll take a few good pictures & up-load them asap. Its in its pot, next to a cold window. Might re-locate it, in the basement or in the coldest section in my room. :)

Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:50 am
by Astral_Revenant
I worry about, whether I should put my cobra lily, outside for its dormancy. Because it needs chilly conditions. :o The temps in my room, at night, can be somewhat chilly & the plant is near a cold windowsill. ;) Outside, its quite chilly now(10-30's), with snow outside. Should I stick it outside, in the harsh, frigid weather, for a better dormancy period or let it stay indoors? 8-)

Pic of it, at the bottom, in my grow thread(astral-revenants-grow-list-t29851.html). It has black on its bulb, which I heard, has a chance of growing traps from. Some brown(Bad material) & some white, buried beneath the surface. :geek:

Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:07 am
by Astral_Revenant
Anyone know, if frigid weather, would work best for this cobra lily, outdoors? :o Only cautious because of the wild-life, but if it'll improve its survival, I wouldn't mind, putting it out there. ;) I hope its not dead, but if it is, it is. :( I read up on it, extensively, gave it the cold water treatment & everything. But, we'll see. I'll keep giving it tender loving care, like the above poster said. :mrgreen: Have a wonderful day, all! 8-)

Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:48 pm
by kronos1996
They are native to northern California and Washington so they can take the cold just fine.

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Re: Cobra lily

PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:22 pm
by steve booth
Yes indeed they are very hardy plants and will take a deal of cold weather however I would caution against just putting a potted plant outside in frigid conditions if it has been sitting indoors in relatively warm conditions. The sudden change in temperature and increase in transpiration from the leaves due to wind may just prove to be too much.

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