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COBRA PLANT: Darlingtonia Californica, Typical form for sale | Buy carnivorous plants and seeds online @ South Africa's leading online plant nursery, Cultivo Carnivores

RARE! COBRA PLANT: Darlingtonia Californica, Typical form 💎 Cultivo Exclusive

  • R550.00

online only: courier or collect

Order now and get it between 20/11 and 29/11

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** Cobra Lilies:  RARE species and highly sought after by collectors **

** STOCK IS LIMITED on these 4 year old seed originals **

We are so excited to introduce another Cultivo exclusive release

Darlingtonia Californica (best known as California pitcher plants, cobra plants and cobra lilies) thrive in bright light, moderate humidity with mild temperatures (20°C to 25°C).  For best colouration, we recommend growing these under strong fluorescent lights with stable conditions or at the very least a windowsill with very bright light

Overall, Darlingtonia is a hardy plant that grows very, very slowly and is not an easy beginner plant. If you're a patient experienced grower, you will certainly enjoy growing cobra lilies. We highly recommend doing some research on the specific needs of darlingtonia californica prior to ordering - these are well established hardened off plants and are (due to their slow growing nature) currently available in extremely limited supply

Specific notes on Darlingtonia
Darlingtonia Californica is generally regarded as a plant for the experienced grower.  Adult specimens will produce pitchers approximately 30cm tall. The adult pitchers have a distinct cobra-like head with light windows, along with the distinct 'tongue' protruding from the bottom of the head. Cobra Lilies seem to prefer fresh running water to provide cool roots.  Moderate (50%+ ) humidity and bright light (while still managing mild temperatures) are the other considering factors in growing them successfully  

  • Collection:  
    • You'll receive a well established potted plant 
  • Sent via courier:  
    • Plant roots are quite fragile, thus your plant will be sent already potted, packed and protected to minimise damage
    • Upon receiving, unpack your plant carefully and choose a growing area with bright light. Carefully top water your plant and keep in a small film of water via a tray
    • As the main growing media component is sphagnum moss, never let your plant dry out completely
    • Frequent cool water misting will be beneficial to your plant's growth

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Bianca Siconolfi
Beautiful

Really amazing to see the definition in this little one. Love to watch the colours and lines. Absolutely beautiful and easily adjusted to its environment. Thanks so much for the care and time you took with making my bog.

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Andy England
Unacceptable delivery delays

I am still waiting for the delivery of my order. It was placed and fulfilled 13 days ago, The courier (MOUNTIES CORE GAUTENG NORTH) received the package on March 24th. It took 5 days to reach CT. It has been in CT for 3 days now. Expecting delivery today.
Darlingtonia Californica is a sensitive plant and I hope that it is not DOA. Not impressed with the service. Use another courier.

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Andrew
No regrets

Beautiful specimens grown for five years before sale. Friendly and informative advice. Prices are reasonable too.

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Clayton Cook
Darling darlingtonias

Picture perfect plants
Therese is the mother of all cobras👍🐸

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