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Thread: Darlingtonia californica

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    Always a newbie glider14's Avatar
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    ok i might just get a Darlingtonia Californica(cobra lily) and i was wondering since i am a beginner how hard it is to grow them rate them 1-10, 10 being hardest
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    Totally depends on your medium and watering and location I think. If it's indoors, is planted in LFS, and is watered very frequently (maybe in a self-watering pot as well), I would say it's a 2 or 3.

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    thanks
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    1 for me. dont even water mine as it's in a stream.

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    Hi Glider! I'm sort of a beginner too (I just started growing CPs this year). I'd rate Cobra Lily a 3 even though I don't have it anymore. It was doing very well and producing many of its "pitchers" until I went on a trip and didn't have it watered. I think with you growing other CPs, it shouldn't be too hard to grow Cobra Lily.

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    My growing experience would be like this.
    Outside in PA full sun all day - 10 (Killed 2 when trying to grow them outside)
    Inside - 1


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    Welcome to the forums, glider. I'm raising D. californica from seed, and would rate it as a 1. They're rock-solid, even in poor light conditions. D. californica are supposedly easier to grow from seed than from nursery plants; some people have difficulty with them.
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    Mine were growing like crazy until I repotted them in a taller pot (thus a lower water table) and they've suffered ever since. I don't know if they're just going into dormancy (temperatures and such haven't changed, but they might just 'know' it's the season), but it seems to indicate the wetter the better.

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