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Thread: Cobra lily - my nemesis

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    Alexis, was that in reference to my seedlimgs?

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    i'd be afraid to buy a great big mature one then have my experiments fail.

    you could grow one to maturity but then experiments would be pointless.

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    Scott,
    I hate to say I'm gonna laugh when you come back and say after the storm your bucket was there, but the plant and soil washed out. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    Good luck conquering the stream.

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    But I reinforced it. I know what you mean though. I've been thinking about that possibility. I can put some netting over it. How are you doing the cool roots thing on the window sill?

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    Scott,
    You do not need to cool the roots of the plant when it's in an air conditioned house around 70-75 degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Alexis, was that in reference to my seedlimgs?
    Is it only your seedlings or the Lowes plant that have died? It might be too hot in the sun for the seedlings, but I'm wondering if young tissue cultured plants from Lowes might also not be as easy as a large, established plant.
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    The seedlings died. They had been established, mainly in swampy or aquatic conditions and they were hanging in there when the temps were around 90. While the temps haven't changed significantly, poking the drainage holes chnaged their environment. I think that is what did them in.

    The TC plant is a stream whose temp is in the 50's. I lost 3 pitchers in a few hours, but none since then. They are still firm. I knew I was setting the TC plant up for shock, but gambled that it would be happier in the long run, assuming, as Elgecko asserted, that plant doesn't get uprooted when we get a deluge. I have the plant itself somewhat weighted down but am looking for ways to improve it.

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    You know what might also work? Can you get electricity out there? Becuase you could put a hose into the middle of the stream and connect it to a little pump to pump water over to a Cobra Lilly that you put up the banks of the stream where it won't be washed away. That way you'd get the constant cold water, and the runoff would just roll back down into the stream.

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