Cephalotus follicularis or the Albany Pitcher Plant only grows natively in the extreme southwest of Australia, in an area roughly 400 km long and 50 km wide on the coast. It is a plant which can be challenging to grow successfully, although many find it quite easy. We have tried for years, and have found that the secret to growing it (for us) is to continually take cuttings, and move it from location to location within your growing space until you find a niche it likes. The place for us where it grows best is under fluorescent lights, where it is warm, but not hot at 78 - 80 deg F. daytime and in the 60s at night. We grow it in a planting mix of equal parts of peat, sand and perlite. We have found that Cephalotus does not like the little club moss that grows on top of pots of peat, and we keep this from growing by topping the planting mix with an inch or slightly less of Aquasoil. We keep these quite wet, but never sit them in water, only water from the top until water runs out the drainage holes.
This plant is not a plant for beginners, but if you find the niche that works for you, it can be an extremely rewarding plant for the carnivorous plant enthusiast to grow! The picture shows a group of plants growing in a 4.5 inch pot. You will receive one plant for the price shown. Shipped bare root, carefully wrapped in moist sphagnum moss.
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