Cobra Plants (Darlingtonia)
With their bulbous green heads, twisted red tongues, and long, tubular pitchers, the cobra plant is very suitably named. Cobra plants, (Darlingtonia) are native only to extreme Northern California and southern Oregon. Darlingtonia is very closely related to the Sarracenia. There are striking similarities between it and Sarracenia minor and Sarracenia psittacina.
Cobra plants have a bad reputation for being difficult to grow. This is not far from the truth, but the difficulty can be overcome with a couple of tricks. They like a lot of sunlight but they need to have cool roots. In the summer, when the temperatures rise try pouring refrigerated water over the roots!
For more information on how to grow these plants check out our Darlingtonia growing tips.
We are currently working on production of these wonderful plants but we do not have any ready to ship at this time. If you would like to be added to our waiting list please email us. But, please be aware that we do not expect to have them available late summer or early fall.