ALBANY PITCHER PLANT: Cephalotus Follicularis
- Many growers regard Cephalotus Follicularis, also known as the Australian pitcher plant, as the crowning jewel of their collection
- This fascinating plant is extremely slow growing and produces two types of leaves - non-carnivorous leaves are produced during springtime followed by the toothy-peristome pitchers that resembles a boxing glove in summer
- As a native to a small stretch of coast in Western Australia, it can be grown outdoors in very mild regions of South Africa throughout the year, we recommend a sunny windowsill with 4-6 hours direct sunlight at the very least
- Albany pitcher plants can be quite finicky and are recommended for experienced growers only
- Whether you prefer starting off with a younger plant and watch it grow into full majestic glory over the years or jumping in with more munch, right from the get go, we've got you covered! Cultivo is all about choices and our plants are available in various sizes to suit your every need. These are medium to near-flowering size plants with very fragile roots and do not transplant well. For this reason they will be sent already potted in our deluxe carnivorous plant soil. Simply unwrap, water and enjoy!
- Collecting your plant from us:
- Collection preferred
- You’ll receive a well established plant already potted. Cephalotus in general is a slow grower, hates root disturbance and will not outgrow the container any time soon
- Sent via courier:
- Cephalotus might sulk for a couple of months after climate changes and disturbance
- For our shipping clients, plants will be sent already potted - Packed and protected to minimise damage
- Growing Cephalotus:
- Cephalotus generally grows very slowly and can be a bit temperamental
- They are excellent candidates for windowsill growing with a couple of hours morning sun. If grown outside, they can tolerate high daytime temperatures (up to 35°C) as long as they experience cool nights
- Be careful about disturbing and/or overheating the roots (Repotting is not recommended)
- Proper drainage is very important: Water via the soil and let the water run through, try not to get the leaves/pitchers wet. Ensure proper ventilation to deter powdery mildew
- If watering via the tray method, let the tray dry slightly between waterings to prevent root rot - keep the soil only damp to the touch
- Although this plant is technically a warm temperate perennial (requires a short winter dormancy), it adapts well to indoor/windowsill growing. In winter, cool house temperatures of 15°-20°C and short daylight hours are enough to give this plant a short winter rest
- Due to their finicky nature, Cephalotus Follicularis is recommended for the more experienced cp grower
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