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Thread: Darlingtonia from Lowes-is dormancy worth it this year?

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    I put my large new Darlingtonia outside in the frozen weather. About 28 degrees, maybe 26 F? The top layer of moss was frozen but beneath that it was damp. I forgot about this until an hour ago. I will have to see how it's doing tomorrow in the daylight. :|

    I'm wondering how much dormancy the plant needs...
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    I never see them at my Lowes. Lucky stiffs.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyr View Post
    I never see them at my Lowes. Lucky stiffs.....
    You'll have to ask for them ime. They're always hidden away on some bottom shelf that you'd never see just looking around. I just called all the Lowes around me and asked before going and got them to give me an inventory of what plants they had. Seems not too many people buy them around here because I always have a nice selection to choose from.

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    Hey I just got one of them today and was gonna log on and ask this same question !

    After looking all spring & summer at the only Lowes around here I've found one the weekend before Xmas - along with a tiny Nep for my cousin's first CP terrarium that I'm building for her. They only had one "Cobra Lily" death cube or I'd have bought a bunch. I've been looking for this plant for a long time, seeds seem common but live plants not so much.

    Here's mine which is putting up several new pitchers so I thought I could keep it under the T5s until spring and then put it outside to start experiencing seasons.



    So is pure LFS ok or should it be potted in something else? I really DO NOT like using peat because most plants I put in peat based mixes die so what else is good for these?
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    Hmm... my peat mix works fine...
    I actually think underneath the spghnum, there is some peat.
    Overnight, the 3 tallest pitchers dried up, but the smaller ones are still viable. Odd...
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    I am so jealous of you guys, I just called my local lowe's and they said they won't have any cp until spring.

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    I think peat just needs more additive to open it up when I use it in terrariums. If I don't use a lot of peat in a mix I'm OK but seems things live longer for me in more open/airy subtrates like LFS & bark, aquatic plant soil, etc.

    Is yours in the box still? I took mine out to pull off that plastic brace thing and water it but then I put it back in to keep the humidity up on it. My house is like 20% RH so only succulents seem to do well outside a terrarium. I do have some Ficus trees as houseplants but they are pretty hardy compared to CPs or anything.

    I will probably keep it in the cube for a few days near the lights and then put it in a covered terrarium under the lights. Mine looks like it is making 3 new pitchers in various stages of development so I figured I would keep it growing over winter since it doesn't appear to be heading towards dormancy.

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