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Cephalotus follicularis
Cephalotus follicularis
 
Due to limited supply, only 1 per household.
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General Description
 
Many growers regard Cephalotus follicularis, or the Australian pitcher plant, as the crowning jewel of their collection. Its has small tubby pitchers with a very menacing toothy peristome.

Cephalotus never does anything fast. It grows very slowly and can be a bit temperamental. They can tolerate high daytime temperatures (up to 100°F) as long as they experience cool nights (45° - 65°F). Be careful about overheating the roots, however.

As a native to the southwestern coast of Australia, it can be grown outdoors in very mild regions of the United States throughout the year. Many growers in zone 9 regions report that they've kept their plants outdoors throughout the year! Plants in our private collection have successfully experienced temperatures as low as 25°F for a couple days at a time.

The particular clone we offer is a vigorous variety that clumps very readily.

Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped in a 4-inch pot. All plants were propagated on-site from select mother plants in our collection and are well-established.

Please watch the monthly video podcast for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
Southwest Australia

Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
Adult plants can form a very large clump with multiple pitchers of 1-2 inches.

Sunlight
Very bright sunny windowsill with as much direct sunlight as possible. Can be grown outdoors in full sun during summer.

Water
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil damp, but never waterlogged. Allow the water to drain through completely.

Soil
Use 1 part dried sphagnum moss and 1 part perlite. Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Day Temperature
70° - 85°F.

Night Temperature
60° - 70°F. Tolerant of cooler nights, but not at all required.

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