Cephalotus follicularis (a.k.a. the Australian or Albany Pitcher Plant) is native to the coastal area of southwestern Australia. The first known reference to the plant is from a diary entry by botanist, Robert Brown, in 1802. The carnivorous pitchers of C. follicularis utilize several tactics for trapping and retaining prey, including semi-transparent “windows” in the lid, bright coloration, nectar, a toothed peristome, and slippery inner walls to name a few. In addition to the carnivorous pitchers, C. follicularis also produces flat, non-carnivorous leaves.
$25.00 – $37.00
Out of stock
Size and packing method: Plants are shipped in 2 inch pots. Plants with young pitchers are about an inch in diameter, semi-adult specimens have 1-2 mature pitchers 0.75-1 inch long.
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix
Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, or fish food every 2 weeks. Foliar feeding every 2 weeks with Maxsea fertilizer is recommended and may help speed up the production of mature pitchers.
Water: Keep damp at all times but not waterlogged, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Dormancy period: Slows or stops growth during winter but foliage will remain intact
Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.