Darlingtonia californica - Cobra Lily
This plant, purchased last year, has been sitting happily in the unheated conservatory all winter but as the daytime temperatures are now rising rapidly it is time to move to a more suitable environment as high root temperatures are likely to be fatal.We have a small (artificial) stream in the garden so I repotted into a large clay pot and it is standing in shallow, slow moving water. The compost is sphagnum and orchid bark, with some perlite and moss peat. When it was bought the plant was in a peat / perlite mix which was rather compacted, and the root system was not as extensive as I had hoped. With luck the new compost and conditions will give it a little boost - although it does appear to have a flower bud forming.Watch this space!

Darlingtonia californica - Cobra Lily

This plant, purchased last year, has been sitting happily in the unheated conservatory all winter but as the daytime temperatures are now rising rapidly it is time to move to a more suitable environment as high root temperatures are likely to be fatal.
We have a small (artificial) stream in the garden so I repotted into a large clay pot and it is standing in shallow, slow moving water. The compost is sphagnum and orchid bark, with some perlite and moss peat. When it was bought the plant was in a peat / perlite mix which was rather compacted, and the root system was not as extensive as I had hoped. With luck the new compost and conditions will give it a little boost - although it does appear to have a flower bud forming.
Watch this space!