Carnivorous Plants/Darlingtonia


Hey Jeff, I'm sorry to ask this again. I can't find the answer on the archives.  Why is it that you suggested not potting Darlingtonia with sarracenia and flytraps?

Hi Jason,

Darlingtonia is susceptible to Phytophthora root rot, but Sarracenia and Flytraps are not.  The rationale was that those plants might harbor the fungus.  I've been doing more reading on Phytophthora management recently, however, and that may not be the case.  As long as your potting arrangement favors the Darlintonia, i.e., no standing water, drip system, etc... the other plants could be there as long as the media is wet enough for them.  I would also rinse the Sarracenia and flytraps before planting them with the Darlingtonia.

You probably saw on Facebook that I have a Darlingtonia in our bathtub planting.  That doesn't make ground contact, and it is only top-watered.  It's doing fine going on year two.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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