Australian pitcher plant

Australian pitcher plant

A small carnivorous pitcher plant.
Common name : Australian pitcher plant
Scientific name : Cephalotus follicularis
Family : Cephalotaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Full description for Cephalotus follicularis not yet available.

Sowing & planting

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 1 - 30
pH 6 - 7

Plant my australian pitcher plant

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my australian pitcher plant

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Shelter my australian pitcher plant

You have to shelter or protect this plant for the winter season.

Put outside my australian pitcher plant

Take your potted plant out right after the last frosts.

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