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Carnivorous plant

Carnivorous plants have a special charm, a kind curisosa us, we like to know what it is like everything else, maybe this is a good school or a bad play of our own nature and end up putting your finger where you would not have to have gotten ....

Darlingtonia californica, commonly called Cobra Lily, Lily Dracula or carnivore.

It is a species native to California and Oregon in the U.S.

Its common name is because its leaves resemble a cobra snake.

The draculas feed on insects such as flies and other pollinating insects are attracted to the plant that produces nectar dracula, once they arrive and can not leave because the plant has rigid hairs in the direction of the soil that prevent output insects. They are digested by the plant to supply the nutrients it needs.

Therefore we should not fertilize plants dracula, like other carnivorous plants roots used as anchorage to the ground and to get water.

They are long-lived plants, between 2 and 5 years.

They do not require direct sunlight but shaded lugarres a larger one will become more reddish in color and grow less.

We must keep him out of extreme heat temperatures, by contrast along very well and hold up well cold frost is important that they be a period with low temperatures in winter rest when you will not need if you want to water them.

We use ceramic pots for heat to be isolated, as with the jugs. As use peat substrate mixed with soil or small stones, 90% and 10%.

We water them, but not over because we could rot their roots, it is better to put a tray underneath to drain the water, for this reason also put the stones in the soil to promote drainage.

The Darlingtonia can reproduce by rhizome division, division or seed stems.

The best and fastest way to play dracula plants is the division into stems. The mother plant will produce new shoots that can spread to another pot and thus will succeed quickly.

Reproduction from seed is too slow.


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