Cephalotus follicularis growing carnivorous herbaceous rhizomes of the genus Cephalotus also known as Australian pitcher plant, Cephalotus follicularis perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean or tropic climate and also as house plant and growing in hardiness zone 11+.
Leaves color can be: green, red, orange, purple, brown, white or yellow, leaf in shape of cup with cover the cup cover hairs in the edges, the cup are trap for insect the cup should be with little water then when the insect fall into the cup the plant start to digest the insect.
Cephalotus follicularis flower
Flower color white with six petals the flower grow on stem in inflorescence.
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Requirements for Cephalotus follicularis growing and care:
High humidity, rain water, soil without mineral (turf with perlite), more than 5C (41F)
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (in order to get the same variation)
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, scale insect
How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems
Size of the plant?
5-15 cm, 2-6 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade (with light)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
White flowers with six petals the flower grow on stem in inflorescence