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Californian pitcher plant

Darlingtonia spp.

Also known as

Cobra lily

Full Sun
Moderate watering

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

10cm

Min

Flowering

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Californian pitcher plant Overview

Darlingtonia is a genus with just 1 species of carnivorous pitcher plant, called the California pitcher plant or cobra lily. It has tubular and forked leaves which look like a rearing cobra and consumes insects for nutrition. This plant is native to Northern California and Oregon and is naturally found in nutrient-poor, boggy habitats with cold, moving water. It can be kept indoors, but optimal conditions are hard to achieve and they are considered very temperamental houseplants.

How to propagate Californian pitcher plant

Seed

Propagate from seed.

Division

Division in spring.

Other uses of Californian pitcher plant

Carnivorous