Darlingtonia californica growing carnivorous plant of the genus Darlingtonia also known as Cobra lily, Darlingtonia californica perennial evergreen used as ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10.

Leaves color green or red can be dots or stripes the leaves are looks like cups and

Darlingtonia californica flowers

Flower color purple with yellow, the sepals of the flowers it’s green or yellow, the flowers grow on the stem.

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How to grow Darlingtonia californica growing and care:

Warm days and cold or cool, soil sphagnum moss and perlite, rain water, moist soil (never dry)

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, hard to start from seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

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Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Old leaves and dead bloom stems

Size of the plant?
10-60 cm, 4-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (not recommended)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Purple with yellow, the sepals of the flowers it’s green or yellow, the flowers grow on the stem.

Scientific name:

Darlingtonia californica

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