I grow a handful of RSA Drosera but most of them are the easy ones. I'm going to be starting seed of the winter growing section this fall. Apoplast has given me some great advice on growing them. There is a fair amount of info on them throughout the web. Deep pots with a very sandy mix, cool damp winters and an extremely dry summer (Some people don't let them get any water all summer long). From my understanding the winter temperatures (Always cool to cold during the winter) and timing of watering are two of the most crucial points.
If you don't mind me asking where did you get the plant? Is it starting to go dormant at all?
Oh Darlingtonia are easy for me, throw them outside with everything else and they grow joking aside I do think about it a little more then that. They are with the purps that get a little more shade then the rest of the Sarracenia. They're all in clay pots to help keep the roots cool and I use pure live sphagnum as a top dress to also help keep them cool. They seem to be fine in any media as far as I can tell. One thing I've noticed in my plants and in friends around the island is that Darlingtonia can handle shade, often a lot of it. More then any Sarracenia can handle. The plants with more shade are always more green but are always much larger then the ones grow with more light. More light gets much more colour but always smaller pitchers. They will flower in the shade but not nearly as often. I'll try to get pictures of a friend plants that only gets a couple hours of light and the rest of the day it is shaded. His plants are the biggest I've ever seen.
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