Re: i'm a new member

Terry Bertozzi - 229112 (
Thu, 23 Jun 1994 13:26:52 +0930 (CST)

> Keith, I've had good luck growing Darlingtonia now for over 10 years.
> What I have found out about growing them is this, they like to have their
> roots cool. In Oregon where they grow wild they are usually found in
> areas with a constant flow of cool water. They also do not like standing
> water i.e. they need a damp but not water logged soil. I killed a couple
> of plants by not giving them good drainage.

Keith, I haven't been growing Darlingtonia long but I had no trouble
germinating them from seed. I soaked the seed until they sank and then
planted them in a seedling tray 2:1 peat:sand put them in a tray of
water and forgot about them. They germinated O.K. Once they had grown a
bit I transferred them into sphagnum moss and they really took off. I
stand mine in water all the time. They have just started producing adult
pitchers, and most people on the list know what happened when the
catepillar found it! Hopefully that one will reshoot.


Cheers Terry