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Thread: Planting darlingtonia on a stream

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    JLAP Make sure the Darlingtonia is in the water not near the water or you will lose it. I would suggest big rocks for holding it down (this also make sit look like the wild.

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    could you please elaborate? in but not near? i'm unclear about what you mean.

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    The second I saw this topic I knew jimscotscoot was in there somewhere.
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    Remember that darlingtonia just needs coolish roots, not necessarily cold water running over them.
    If I had a safe spot I would plant them there instead of risking them being washed away in heavy rains.
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    This afternoon I snapped these photos of another example of Darlingtonia used as a landscape plant in an urban setting. These are outside the Blue Lake Casino. The plants are at the edge of an artificial pond with the water level maintained at the growth crown and the roots submerged constantly for past 3 years.



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    The obvious question for me is how do they survive in those ponds? I'm pretty sure they don't get distilled water...LOL Most display ponds usually have some kind of fish in them which would also cause trouble.


    You said you were in Northern CA and I heard the water can be very soft there which could make a difference.
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    Fish don't cause trouble - I have grown very large, healthy Sarrs at the edges of my goldfish pond for several years.

    Fish waste is a fertilizer, but an incredibly diluted fertilizer compared to the pure chemicals used on most plants.

    Really - don't be afraid to let nature work as it does - really it's when people mess with things (i.e., breed up plants that need refined chems to grow well) that things get complicated!
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    I'm not quite convinced yet so...


    What purpose does it do to water only with distilled/RO water when they can survive just fine in normal pond conditions? This seems to contradict everything I've heard.

    Hope to hear back soon as this is very interesting.
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