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    How do you keep the medium cool when the ambient temperature gets up to 95 degrees in the shade? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    I plan to water them with cold water, but surely the medium will again heat up within a few hours. Perhaps I'm in over my head when I decided to rescue my Darling from Lowe's.
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    I grow mine in a fountain.

    I planted it in LFS in a channel I carved in the fountain so that the roots are constantly in slow moving running cool water, it seems to like the situation as it has many new pitchers and a new runner.
    I typo, therefore I edit.

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    very nice Darlingtonia dustin , how big is the plant . Larry , read my topic on my care sheet on how to grow the plant , it wil help you alot . but from what you say , you should grow the plant in shade , water it with refridgerated purified water , and put some ice cubes on top of the soil . maehem , I am going to try to grow the plants the way you do . I forgot to mention that my plant is flowering at the moment , it actually making a bud but the stem is growing really slow .BTW , what companys did you get your Darlingtonia from , the ones i got had no tga on them and did'nt say anything .




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    Goldtrap, I got this plant in a 3 inch pot...that's right 3 inch pot and it's flowering. Mine was gonna flower but aborted it after it got dried out accidently. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] Oh well next year should be spectacular with 5 new babies emerging from the soil and 3 growing points on my plant.

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    Quote (larry @ April 09 2003,7[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]5)
    How do you keep the medium cool when the ambient temperature gets up to 95 degrees in the shade? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    I plan to water them with cold water, but surely the medium will again heat up within a few hours. Perhaps I'm in over my head when I decided to rescue my Darling from Lowe's.[/QUOTE]
    You can get a big temp difference by offering evaporative cooling on the outside of the pot and a strong cross-wind across the pot (not the plant). Use a very big pot.

    Put a white cloth rope around the pot--this can look nice, if you wind it tight and fasten it properly. Stick the bottom end of it into a cool water source. Keep the pot (not the plant) in the shade and provide the breeze. You can get 20 deg F difference this way if the water is very cold.

    Top the pot with an 1/2-inch to an inch of perlite (it's ugly, but you can cover this if you want with LFS) to provide insulation. This is an inch over and above the level you have the plant's crown at. Don't worry--the leaves will find their way out.

    I bury the water pot, and provide a tube for replenishment.

    Rube Goldberg? Heck yes! But it works.

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    Hey,
    Heres a pic of my 3 darlingtonia, better late than never! Hope you enjoy,
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    Bought mine right here at PFT about a year and a half ago; came in a three inch plastic pot. It's now in a white 5 inch white glazed ceramic, top watering twice a week (none of that turkey baster pampering [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]), very easy plant. It seems to like it here in santa monica.

    For some reason, it never grows tall. Instead it keeps spreading horizontally. I'm wondering how i can get it to tower. Leo


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    Recently purchased at Lowes. I grow my Cobra Lily in a 100% spaghnum moss. Water the plant twice a week from above. Anyway here's a pic of it.

    [img]http://home.**********.com/eplants02/Cobra%20Lily.JPG[/img]

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