Wow ! Thanks Gabriel, Francois, Cory and Ian for the very kind words, as well as to all CP enthusiasts who voted this last month. I definitely didn't think it was a sure thing given the quality of the competition. Great growing to all who participated, it means allot to have this acknowledgment from my friends and our CP community
That said I'm not sure how much credit I can take, this Darlingtonia is not "normal"! It just keeps growing continuously, each pitcher larger than the next. It's already produced 3 large adult pitchers in various stages of development since I posted the POTM pic about 2 weeks ago. The very smallest pitchers buried in the moss were new growth last spring.
Guy, what are your growing conditions for that plant? It's very beautiful. If you don't mind my asking, where did you get it from? I have never tried Darlingtonia, as I'm not sure that my conditions are stable enough for it.
Cory a Darlingtonia would look awesome emerging amongst all your terrific Neps, Helis, Orchids and Cephs
Avery thanks for the questions. I really need to thank/plug Bonfield (Cole Thank you, thank you!) as he sold me this amazing plant last spring as part of his spring CP sale (I believe it's seed grown?). It never skipped a beat and has been growing steadily larger without dormancy ever since. I think to properly answer your question about growing conditions I'm going to post a separate thread on how I grow this and other Darlingtonia indoors. Or maybe I'll just include it as part of this thread, I'm just too tired tonight to write about specifics comprehensively and I'd like to include some pics as well, stay tuned! In short I think if you can figure out a way to give Darlingtonia a mild winter dormancy every year or two, your Highland terrarium with lots of Sphagnum may be an ideal place.
Thanks again everyone, I look forward to more jewels from your collections this month
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5