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Cephalotus follicularis
Cephalotus follicularis


 
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Price: $49.95
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Item Number:: 34012
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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.

Despite its fondness for mild temperatures, it does prefer a significant amount of direct sunlight. Plants given adequate sunlight will produce lots of pitchers. Color of pitchers range from green to dark purple, depending on the variety.

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 snow and temperatures as low as 25°F for a couple days at a time.

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

The last two photos above are representative of the plants for sale.

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.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 I'm happy, and satisfy my new cephalotus July 12, 2020
Reviewer: Nelson from IL  
It came in reality good shape. The packaging was great. And now I have my cephalotus growing new leaf. It seems to like the care I give.

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5 of 5 July 9, 2020
Reviewer: Edmond Lim from Castro Valley , CA United States  
Nice plant. Mature pitchers looks very healthy

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5 of 5 Excellent as always July 8, 2020
Reviewer: Chris Phillips from Eagle Point, OR United States  
Healthy plants shipped quickly and safely. Settling in nicely and already starting new pitchers. Beautiful plants.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Very happy June 12, 2020
Reviewer: Kate from Virginia  
I am very happy with my purchase. Plant is healthy and arrived in perfect condition. Thank you!

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