ive tried to grow Darlingtonia once before, last year, and it was a total failure. about 3 or 4 months ago i recieved my second one in a package containing 20 different CPs as a sort of starter pack from a member. my first one i did everything right. open airy media. watering with cool water daily and it died. this one i didnt expect anything of. it was a lil clump you could cover with a quarter and pitchers about 1 to 2 inches tall. i just threw it in a pot of peat, placed it in my tray system with my tropical and temprate Drosera, Pings, and such and expected to have a dead plant in a few weeks. the thing has darn near doubled in hieght and size in the last few months and seems quite happy. so following the general accept principles of growing species doesnt always work. the exact opposite can work sometimes too.