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Darlingtonia californica 'Long Fang'

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Darlingtonia californica 'Long Fang'

The Cobra-lily or Darlingtonia californica is one of the most stunning of all the carnivorous plants. The full-grown plant looks like a cobra snake on the point of attack. Hence the name Cobra-lily. This exotic plant has proved to be a challenge to all plant lovers.

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Price: € 63.60
Darlingtonia californica Long Fang
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Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Place
container plant
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
high
Properties
non-edible
Properties
botanical

Product info

The striking appearance of the Cobra-lily will doubtless amaze many plant lovers. In the first place the plant looks like a cobra snake, really bizarre. It is the rounded shape with its forked, tongue-like protrusions that make you think of a snake. Secondly the colours of this plant are remarkably beautiful; green veined with yellow and red. In order to attract insects the leaves of the plant also have small windows through which real daylight filters. The Darlingtonia californica’s natural habitat is North-America and it is the only plant of its sort. The snare in which the plant catches insects is a hollow cup containing a little water. At the bottom of the rounded shape of the plant is the entrance to the snare. A fly or another insect will fly into the snare from underneath, but will try to escape through the translucent windows at the upper edge of the cup. When the insect becomes tired or makes a mistake, it will drop down a little way into the cup-shaped snare. The walls of this snare are slippery and lined with hairs that prevent the insect from climbing up again. In the end the insect falls into the water of the cup and is digested. ARAFLORA is proud to also have this rare, carnivorous plant in her collection.

Height:
20 cm
20 cm
Width:
15 cm
15 cm
Adult height:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower colour:
White
white
Flower period:
Jan-July
Jan-July
Temperature winter:
0°C
0°C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Carnivorous
carnivorous
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Slow
slow
Properties:
Botanical
botanical
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
North America
North America
Altitude range:
500-1500 m
500-1500 m

Plant care

The Cobra-lily [Darlingtonia californica ] is a very special, beautiful and intriguing carnivorous plant. During the day the Darlingtonia californica prefers temperatures between the 10˚ and 25˚ Celsius [ 50˚ - 77˚F ].On the other hand the roots of this plant prefer lower temperatures and do not like standing in stagnant water. By making use of a large container and by putting ice cubes on the bottom of the container on very hot days the right conditions for growth can be achieved. The Cobra-lily needs watering with soft water like rainwater or osmosis water. The soil in which the plant grows , must be nutrient poor and permeable. ARAFLORA has successfully used a mixture of living spaghnum, peat and perlite for this type of soil. In winter the plant will stop growing and will also need a colder temperature. Although the Cobra-lily is not the easiest type of carnivorous plant, it is definitely worthwhile to cultivate this plant. If the right kind of attention is paid to the conditions for its growth, this plant will be a great acquisition for any plant lover.

Care:
Normal
normal
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Place:
Container plant
container plant
Light:
Full light
full light
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
High
high
Watering tips:
Standing in water
standing in water
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Water spraying:
No-water spraying
no-water spraying
Air humidity at day:
70-90%
70-90%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
15-25°C
15-25°C
Night temperature:
10-20°C
10-20°C
Temperature max:
30°C
30°C
Temperature min:
10°C
10°C
Temperature:
5°C
5°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
10-30cm
10-30cm
Soil ph:
<7
<7
Soil type:
Peat/spaghnum
peat/spaghnum
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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