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    New at Darlingtonia

    Hi,

    I was wondering if I could grow Darlingtonia on a sunny window. I don't think it would do well outside where I am at.

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    Darlingtonia is a pretty finicky plant. it requires a constantly cool root system, cool nights, reasonable humidity...you'll be better off growing it outdoors.
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    It gets warm where I am at. any ideas how to keep it cool without spending tons of money (I am a 13 year old on a budget)

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    Darlingtonias, require cooler roots than the rest of the plant, in order to do this, buy a hydroponic, water cooler, synthesizing gauge-inator which is 2790$ Or go old school and water it which cool water from the fridge, and on really hot days but ice cubes on the media.
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    I'll try the second option. thanks. now if only I could find one to grow. looks like I'll be trying lowe's.

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    I'm growing Darlingtonia in a bog, its doing fine and I'm almost sure CA is hotter than where you live. :3 It's not that hard, mines in Peat/ Perlite (1:2) and LFS on top. I water it every 2 days when it drys out, and I'm sure to flood the bog. Darlingtonia being hard to grow is a stereotype, as long as it stays wet, and out in full sun, I'm sure it'll be okay. I have the easier kind (thanks to SK) and it's happily putting out a new pitcher. Good luck, you can also put ice cubes (but be sure to use RO/Distilled water to make the ice cubes) on top of the soil and let it melt. Good Luck

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    thanks halt. I may have to some reasearch to find the easy variety (I heard that the lowe's plants are very difficult to grow.)

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    Its Not a good Idea to let the plants media to dry out, they need to be constantly moist but not soggy or damp. If he means that he lets the water in the tray dry out than that fine, aslong as the media doesn't dry out fully.


    Also there are only 2 varieties, regular and mountain, mountain is easier, but good luck finding one :P
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