I am going to grow a Darlingtonia. I live in San Diego, which seems to be a good place for growing this plant. I have a question. Can I grow this plant as grow a true highland nepenthes (in addition to cool down its roots)?
Post by unstuckintime on Jan 31, 2010 15:32:56 GMT
Well, yes, i suppose you could. The important thing to remember is that Darlingtonia is a temperate species, and will need a proper dormancy. If you are growing your highland nepenthes in a terrarium under artificial lights, that may prove difficult to provide.
well the most of seedlings of Darlingtonia are red in begging, but while growing they change their color to reddish and in the end to greenish... Some of Darlingtonia will stay red for their entire life (but that's really rare)
water should be about F 70 and not below it. Just like you said it has to be chilly and not hot, because these plants are cold rooted and they need cold water just like they need them on spring serpents where they naturally live...