Cephalotus consists of only one species, 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. It appears that this species is intolerant of conditions that are
different from those of its native Australian environment. 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.