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    Darlingtonia: How to tell if I have mountain or coastal?

    I just received a cobra lily, and while researching how to care for it, I discovered there are 2 varieties. How do I tell which one I have? The website I bought it from didn't have anything, and they only offered different sizes, not different types.

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    I have heard that the mountain variety has more of a flared "tongue" than the coastal one.

    Other than that, I don't think there is any way to tell.

    Good luck with it!
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    Anyone know what type a certain Californian online nursery sells? Mine is doing fine outside in the sun I have for it, but the temperatures' still ramping up...

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    I'm not sure, but try contacting Peter.
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    Did you try asking the vendor you got them from which one they are? If they don't know, ask them who thier supplier is and try to trace it back to the source. Hopefully, someone will know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcantrell View Post
    Anyone know what type a certain Californian online nursery sells? Mine is doing fine outside in the sun I have for it, but the temperatures' still ramping up...
    The Darlingtonia from the coast are the far more common variety and the ones generally sold by the anonymous nursery in Northern California . . .
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    If you dont know, its coastal. That way, if by some freak chance its mountain, all youre doing is making it extremely comfortable. Treat it like a coastal, and you'll have a happy camper-plant.
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    Now I'm confused. Which one is the one that dies if you sneeze too loudly around it?

    (Costal's the easier one to raise, right? The one that's not expecting 50 degree roots all the time?)

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