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    My problems are Darlingtonia californica.
    I thought I cured the problem by growing these inside Spring to Fall and moving them outside in Fall to go dormant. I sometimes get 2 years out of a plant and then they just crash. I've tried some different soil mixes. The one that lasted the longest had the least amount of peat moss, a lot of perlite and lava rock in an orchid pot. Next time it will mostly be Turface. Just need to find a Darlingtonia californica again.


    Drosera schizandra. Just can not keep it cool enough inside the house over the summer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Copper View Post
    I find utrics very easy to grow.
    I have a distant memory of you having a U. tricolor flower. If true ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexenthes View Post
    Problem plants...
    I seem to have some problems with mexican butterworts.... I just don't even know where to begin with them, as far as keeping their soil moist or what to kind of substrate or how much light....
    Perhaps the information in this thread may help --> Cultivating Mexican Pinguicula
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo View Post
    True.....I swear that they must come from the moon or something......full sun but cold roots....
    full sun doesnt always equal warmth!
    full sun and cold roots is easy to explain...mountain streams..

    yes, Darlingtonia is adapted to full sun and cold roots..because of where they grow naturally,
    which has plenty of sun and cool water.

    its quite difficult to replicate those conditions, because most of us dont have mountain streams handy when we try to grow them, and its not easy to keep roots cool otherwise..which is why Darlingtonia is so hard to grow.

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    I kept a small darlingtonia alive for the past 12ish months outside in San Diego in full sun, including the 100 degree day we had. I keep the ~2" plant in a 6-8" white plastic pot full of about 2lfs: 1perlite, sitting in water halfway up the pot at all times. I keep vft's and some temperate dews in there too. It also survived 2 weeks straight of 85-90 degrees day and night as well. I hope it continues to do well next year too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKristoff View Post
    My N. venticosa chug along in any temps I give them exo, maybe you just had a bad clone....
    The only plants I have problems with are N. rajah, and N. talangensis, they won't pitcher for me... Not reliably anyway, though N. talangensis currently is....
    I also occasionally have problems with Dionaea or S. leucophylla during the winter, rotting and the sort...
    I have the "Red" clone.....and it hates me.


    as far as raja pitchering, I found that it would only pitcher if the tendril had something moist to sit on....hanging tendrils never pitchered.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    Where to even begin?!

    I've killed about 7 N. ventricosa, but I have also gotten them to pitcher profusely in high humitiy and low lights, as well as outside in full sun with Sarracenia. I have had a horrible Sarracenia season, no pitcher production whatsoever from various S. leucophylla clones/hybrids and S. minor, which did very well last year sitting in stagnant water for months :P

    Darlingtonia - 2 kills, but after a somewhat thought-through cold running water setup I have them alive after 1 year of caring for them, in the fridge Don't know how they'll do next year.

    I have not yet succeeded with Drosera linearis, yet oddly my Drosera arcturi whips out leaves like there's no tomorrow.
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    Utricularia tricolor, Yes, only the once, but oh what a beauty.
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 11-29-2010 at 10:03 PM. Reason: Nomenclature adjustment
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