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    Saw well over a dozen Cobra Lily's at the local Target today (at least that's what they were called, looked like normal pitcher plants to me and not a Cobra at all) Anyway's, what are everyone's thoughts about purchasing such a plant from Target? I know that Walmart has mounds of VFT's which are great for people who don't know or who are interested in starting (that's what I did), but what about these? Just curious, plus for $14, I may get one just for the novelty of it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    heres a link to a new and old topic about thsi new craze : http://www.**********.com/cgi-bin....8;t=838 , in my oppinion i think the pricing and medium is rediculous .

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    From the pictures I've seen, they are large, healthy, and very attractive plants that are almost always labeled wrong. I think if they're in good shape at the store you see them at that it's priced about right.

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    The plants at Target here in Florida being sold as Cobra Lily are not Darlingtonia but Sarracenia 'Scarlett Belle', a cultivar of S. wrigleyana.

    Trent

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    Trent,

    The ones at my Target look to be S 'Judith Hindle'. Still wouldn't pay 15 bucks for a common Sarr though. They looked nice and healthy with good coloration, but were inside, so I don't know how long they will stay that way.

    SF

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    Hi Snowy,
    Wow!
    the 'Judith Hindles' have gotten down here already! The first "wave" was definitely Scarlett Belle, and I knew there were some nice looking 'J.H' around, but mostly on the west coast.
    Thanks for the update! Calling 'J.H' a cobra lily is even more stupid. At least 'S.B' looks kinda like a snake.

    Trent

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    Well thanks for all the info and corrections. I didn't think they were Cobra's, and apparently I was correct. Goldtrap, those pics from that other topic were exactly what I saw. Again, thanks for the info and help deciding all. I think I'll stay away from them for the time being. Maybe delve into that world another time. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    I have one of the S. x 'Wrigleyana' 'Scarlet Belle's' I like the plant very much, it is a beautiful plant. The one I bought was $4.99, I think it was mislabeled. So I bought it, I guess I just got lucky. I thought that was pretty cheap. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    I repotted it though into a drainig pot with a different medium. A 50/50 mix of - (schultz's canadian peat moss, and perilite) This is what I use for most all my plants except some Nepenthes. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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