Cephalotus follicularis

/Cephalotus follicularis

Cephalotus follicularis

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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.

Size and packing method: Plants are shipped in 2 inch pots

Description

 Growing conditions

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.
Humidity: 50-80%
Water: Keep damp at all times but not waterlogged, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Temperature: 33-85°F
Dormancy period: Slows or stops growth during winter but foliage will remain intact

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

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