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    yeah, but it tends to get really, really, really hot here in Florida during the summer, and I thought that It might help make it a little bit easier to handle.

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    A couple of ideas for keeping Darlingtonia roots cool:

    Evaporative cooling pots

    Darlingtonia cooling box

    For the cooling box I suggested using another piece of styrofoam or a closed cell foam the kind used for backpacking sleeping pads instead of a plastic sheet.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

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    the thing is about that, is that I don't really want to see Darlingtonia leaves poking out of a big styrofoam box. For some strange reason that's not exactly that appealing to me.

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    The buried pot method should work. Or do like they do in the South Sea Islands and wrap the pot in coconut fiber or burlap and keep it moist from the tray the pot is sitting in.
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    the second one sounds like it might work, and instead of coconut fibers I can use lfs.

    BTW: What do you think cools faster/stays cooler? LFS or Live Spahgnum?

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    Barry Rice suggests a top layer of live Sphagnum, so I'd guess live is probably better than LFS for cooling. It's been suggested using unglazed clay pots too, as you'll get some evaporative cooling that way and to always top water.

    The track record for people trying to cultivate Darlingtonia in warm areas like yours is not good. It's not to say you won't be successful but don't get your hopes up too high.
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    Try talking to Jim Miller. Ge raised darlingtonia successfully in Tallahassee where you are, Dave. He lives there. I will PM his e-mail to you. He shaded his.
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    Thanks Bugweed!

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