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    Thats what I was thinking.

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    A bag should work. My 2 would be to not put the bag over it, though. Place it in the bag and leave the top open. You just want to protect it from drafts, not seal it up again. On a window, it's going to experience a lot of air circulation as the room-temperature air cools against the glass, gets heavier and sinks to the floor. The air movement carries moisture away rapidly (especially with the air cooling and then warming up again.) Closing the plant in a bag will just make it think that it can rely on the air being at 100% RH all the time. An open container will slow the loss of moisture without misleading your plant about the conditions it's in.
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    This is very useful,seedjar. Thank you.

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    i also picked up a couple of darlingtonia from lowes a week or so ago..
    i didnt worry to much about acclimating them as my area is pretty high in humidity, but they are in active growth so i have them under strong lighting and i still keep their roots nice and cold however.
    Your media looks like its made of mostly peat, which is not something id exactly advise for Darlingtonia, though i have a couple that arrived as part of an order potted in peat....they are dormant and completely frozen currently, so i wont worry about repotting them until just before the end of dormancy.
    Your darlingtonia, im not sure which style of death cube they came in, but mine was in the plastic cubes from lowes that you generally see adelae, VFTs, N. ventricosa, or various Sarrs in....
    Provide it with good humidity, strong light, and a nice cool root system and it should be a happy plant in no time....Darlingtonia are pretty damn hardy imo, coastal locations might be a little more temperamental but if you give it some love, it will be gorgeous and happy in a few months....

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    Thanks SK. I didn't put mine outside yet because it snowed and everything, but I was wondering if I should. It just didn't seem like a good idea to put something from inside tempatures to snow.

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    i wouldnt do it...the plant is in active growth, and as much shock as its already in, i dont think you would want to put it through more.

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    Thats what I thought. Thanks for clearing that up.

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    I second what Kris said. It looks dried but I've seen plants come back from that remarkably. Especially with these more "difficult" plants, it's often the case that patience is the no. 1 skill to learn. Try not to bother it, for at least four weeks. Since you've already put it into dry conditions you don't have to worry about adjusting how much humidity it gets or anything - just stick it in a bag or a tall widemouth jar and keep it watered. The moisture evaporating from the media and transpiring through the plant itself will be enough to satisfy its need for humidity.
    You might try watering by misting. Not for humidity, but because the leaves are desiccated. They look bad, but I let one of my plants bake in the summer sun with the pot totally dry for a whole day or more. The leaves looked very much like yours, but after keeping it very wet it came back and remarkably showed almost no damage just a few days later. (It looked so bad I almost threw it in the trash out of frustration when I first found it.) I'm not sure drenching it is the way to go in your case, but I don't think that keeping the leaves moist could hurt. Perhaps someone else can chime in on that point?
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