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Cephalotus: Australian Pitcher Plant
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As the Cephalotus genus consists of only one species (C. follicularis), it is a monotypic genus. For this reason, it is usually referred to by the genus alone, although it is also known by the common name of Albany Pitcher Plant. Cephalotus is endemic to a narrow coastal strip in southwestern Australia. In this region, the pitcher plants are found in wet, peaty areas on the edges of swamps and wetlands.
     Cephalotus has the reputation of being difficult in cultivation. In cultivation, Cephalotus prefers high humidity, bright light, and moderate daily temperatures with cooler temperatures overnight. The potting mix can consist of the typical carnivorous plant mix of 50/50 peat & sand with the addition of a coarser media such as perlite, charcoal or
pumice for aeration. The media should always be damp but never waterlogged for long periods.

 

Cephalotus follicularis

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Cephalotus follicularis
Origin: Southwestern Australia
Description: Short, narrow green leaves topped by tiny multi-coloured flowers raised up to 4" on thin stems.    
Hardiness: Zone 9
Price: $45.00 per plant, 2.25" pot (5.5 cm)

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