How to grow Cephalotus follicularis

Cephalotus follicularis grow and care – 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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How to grow 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:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, scale insect

Pruning season:
All year

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

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade (with light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White flowers with six petals the flower grow on stem in inflorescence

Scientific name:

Cephalotus follicularis

How to grow Cephalotus follicularis

Growing Cephalotus follicularis plant

Cephalotus follicularis plant

Cephalotus follicularis


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Brown leaves
  • Orange leaves
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
  • White leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Carnivorous plants
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13