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    Hi everyone!

    I have been doing some reading up on Darlingtonia recently because I have a flower that looks like it'll bloom in the next month or so. I'm really excited that it's doing so well. It's got a new pitcher coming up at the same time. It's sitting on my back porch and gets lots of morning and evening sun. It's in a plastic pot inside a white ceramic pot and sits in just a little water, around an inch.

    So my question is can you self pollinate cobra lilies? I've read mixed info on this and can't really find a straight answer. If you can, how do you hand pollinate? Is it similar to a Sarracenia flower?

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    Yes I believe they self-pollinate easily, but I have a better idea. Bring your plant to the meetup when it's flowering and you can cross-pollinate with mine! I'm not sure if I'll have an open flower for May, since my current flower may be expired by then and the next one isn't developing very quickly, but perhaps June...

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    That sounds like a great idea! I don't know if it'll be open by then but probably. I'll try to bring it either way

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    Does anyone know if there is a meetup in california


    Happy Growing, from Dillon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bijillon View Post
    Does anyone know if there is a meetup in california


    Happy Growing, from Dillon!
    I'm pretty sure there are large groups for the Bay Area and LA that meet regularly. There's probably information somewhere on the forum about them.

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    Can Darlingtonia self pollinate?

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    It looks like the second flower bud on my plant aborted but the one flower is still open. If it lasts one more week and your flower is open we should be good to go.

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