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Darlingtonia californica
Darlingtonia californica


 
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Price: $44.95
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Item Number:: 16012


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Darlingtonia is the most enigmatic carnivorous plant in cultivation, even for us! Many growers often go through a period of experimentation to figure out the best growing method for their particular growing conditions. Here are a few factors that will increase your success of this cold hardy perennial:
  • Pour water over the top and allow the water to drain through completely. Do this once or twice daily during the summer.
  • Nighttime temperature drop into the 60s if days are warm (above 85°F).
  • Change the soil every spring.
  • Have an adventurous attitude.

Plants You Receive
Plants are shipped potted with proper growing media (peat moss and perlite) and topped dressed with live sphagnum moss for ease of top watering. Each plant is a division from select mother plants in our collection.

All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.

Please watch the monthly video podcast for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Natural Habitat
Mountains of Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Size of Adult Plants
12-18 inches tall.

Sunlight
Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.

Water
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.

Soil
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Growing Season
Early season grower, April - September.

Winter Care
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.
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Healthy plant! September 1, 2019
Reviewer: Ellery from Port Angeles, WA  
I received this beautiful plant in perfect condition, and here in the pacific northwest it is growing super fast and beautiful! It's already putting out a stolen so I will have a second plant soon!

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It arrived with a few broken traps July 15, 2019
Reviewer: Angel Valladolid from Orange , CA United States  
It arrived with a few broken plants. It so far has been declining in health.  *** RESPONSE FROM SARRACENIA NORTHWEST ***  I'm sorry the plant isn't growing as well as you hoped. In regards to "broken traps," we often cut off old pitchers from the previous season, especially if the pitcher has already dried up.  This is normal plant care we do every spring.  Your plant also comes with a 30-day guarantee, and we are here to help you troubleshoot any issues you might encounter,  As of date, I haven't seen any messages from you requesting assistance.  We are willing to help you, but we do need need relevant information about how you have been caring for your plant since it arrived so that we can diagnose the situation, pinpoint the problem, and come up with an appropriate solution.  Please read the 30-Day Guarantee and Carnivorous Plant Help pages for details.  This information is also included in the literature that came with your plants.

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July 3, 2019
Reviewer: Andrew Jarnigan from Hoschton, GA United States  


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July 3, 2019
Reviewer: Timothy Bush from Olive Hill, KY United States  


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Lovely little plant June 30, 2019
Reviewer: LAM from AMARILLO, TX United States  
Very good packaging, and beautiful, healthy plants.
I appreciate.

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