I have been (trying to) grow darlingtonia for a while now and i have not been to sucessfull... i had 4 of them for some time then 1 by one they kept kicking the bucket, i gave them cold water all the time, and bright light with good humidity but they all went to cobra heaven.. however one of them has been incredibly vigorous and is growing very well, it baffles my mind... i have since got a cooling system set up and im sure it is enjoying the cooler nights, i just wish i could get it colder for the heli, but regardless its helping. they are such strange plants and honestly seem to have minds of their own, they are so "alien" looking honestly i think they are my fav, unf they r so difficult... :S
This setup works. No special cooling provided and this is its 3rd year going. An established plant can tolerate 90 F temps. I think it just needs to be fully acclimated and the more media it can spread its root, the better.
But Captain... the Dilithium crystals... the engine... she's gonna blow!
Yes I am growing my darlingtonia in a terrarium currently as there is nowhere else anywhere to fit it untill i move (hopefully soon to accomadate more plants ) but the one that is doing well is putting out amazingly coloured red traps it looks very happy so far, perhaps it was a hardier strain from tc or something, its wierd how tc effects plants ..... i will put them out for dormancy though. and i cant wait for this new trap to open , very nice picture by the way , the plants look extremely healthy!
Post by sarracenialover on Jan 11, 2010 3:56:18 GMT
It's true, Darlingtonia does so much better outside. It's just like other North American plants like Sarracenia and Dionaea; these plants require conditions that cannot be replicated inside. They very cool nights, and bright sunlight. Although it's possible to partly achieve thise inside, the plant cannot be grown that long term. It's also just a big waste of resources and energy.