Yes, a non glazed ceramic pot will help with evaporative cooling(when wet), where a glazed one will not. I'm not sure there is a "Best" recipe for Darlingtonia media, But i have the best success using a mix of 50%live Sphagnum moss to 50% perlite. I also use dead Long fiber sphagnum and perlite in the same ratio with similar results.
most online retailers have dried LFS. I got my last bail from Home Depot. You might search the phone book for orchid suppliers. Just make sure nothing weird is added to it, and make sre it is actual sphagnum and not spanish moss or that weird moss they sell as sphagnum at Michaels which has been spray painted green.
No problem. As a tip- sometimes you can actually revive dried sphagnum to get live Sphagnum. IE if there are viable spores in the dried stuff- they basically act like seeds. It takes a while but I think having live sphagnum is worth the wait.
If you search around on the web, and on youtube- you can find tutorials and videos on how to do this. I don't think it always works, but does seem to often.
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2011 18:58:46 GMT by coldcoffee
Thanks for the video suggestions, the moss I'm growing with now is New Zealand LFS, I have a small surplus but not enough to re- pot my cobra. I have checked my cobra and it is growing in peat and has been fine so far I have never re- potted it, its in the same medium and pot when I bought it a few years back and now it has stolon growth coming out of the pot.