I just stopped at Lowes for a lightbulb and they had what must be a recent shipment of Cobra plants in their "death tubes". These suckers were bigger than any I've ever seen in person and I grabbed one that has a main pitcher that has to be around a foot tall.
Is there really any way that a company that packages their plants in such an unnatural way would seriously have the ability and resources to mass produce Darlingtonia of such size?
Perhaps they know how to care for them and package them that way in the hopes that people will kill them off and come back to buy more, but as I was driving home and thinking about this, the more questionable it seems.
Obviously they can't poach the nepenthes and D adele from the wild (probably not), but these could very easily be done.
Has anyone else seen them of this size? I'd seen S flava there before in this size, but this is the first I'd seen the Cobras.