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Australian pitcherplant 'Cephalotus follicularis 'Dudley Watts starter'

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Cephalotus follicularis 'Dudley Watts' starter
This special Australian pitcher plant called Cephalotus follicularis (Dudley Watts) or Cephalotus follicularis 'Dudley Watts' is really a large one, it is one of the biggest of its kind. With this size snares it catches and digests a lot of insects.
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Price: € 49.95
Cephalotus follicularis  'Dudley Watts' starter
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Cephalotus follicularis  'Dudley Watts' starter Cephalotus follicularis  'Dudley Watts' starter
Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Place
container plant
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible
Properties
special

Product info

The Australian pitcher plant or Cephalotus follicularis is a unique, carnivorous indoor plant. Its leaves are moulded into almost demonic-looking, red cup-like shapes. These cups look really dangerous with hairs and grooved edges. They serve as snares for the unsuspecting insects. The insects drop into the cup and cannot climb out again. At the bottom of the cup is a thin layer of liquid , in which the insects finally drown. The plant makes avid use of the dead bodies by releasing enzymes into the liquid thereby extracting the nutrients out of the insects.
Height:
4 cm
4 cm
Width:
4 cm
4 cm
Adult height:
5-10 cm
5-10 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower colour:
White
white
Flower period:
Jan-July
Jan-July
Temperature winter:
5°C
5°C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Carnivorous
carnivorous
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Special
special
Properties:
Special
special
Natural habitat:
Australia/ New Zealand
Australia/ New Zealand
Altitude range:
200-1000 m
200-1000 m

Plant care

The Australian pitcher plant or Cephalotus follicularis is an unusual carnivorous plant to cultivate. The temperature during the day may rise to some 25° Celsius [ 77° F ]. At night it has to be somewhat cooler. Just like most carnivorous plants these species like a great deal of sunlight but they may also be grown in half shadow. The red colour of the cups only emerges by very high light intensity. Take care when the plant is at rest in the winter period, that it is placed in a cool but light spot. The ideal temperature in winter is between 5° - 15° Celsius [ 41° - 59° F ]. Cephalotus follicularis likes a humid environment. In summer the plant can be stood in a saucer filled with water but in winter the soil has to be kept moist. For cultivation purposes a mix of peat and perlite as well as mixtures with chili spaghnum are successfully used. For this very special plant Araflora also has suitable, ready-made or substrate mixtures for sale
Care:
Normal
normal
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Place:
Container plant
container plant
Light:
Full light
full light
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Standing in water
standing in water
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Water spraying:
No-water spraying
no-water spraying
Air humidity at day:
70-90%
70-90%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
15-25°C
15-25°C
Night temperature:
10-20°C
10-20°C
Temperature max:
25°C
25°C
Temperature min:
10°C
10°C
Temperature:
5°C
5°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
10-30cm
10-30cm
Soil ph:
<7
<7
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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