Cephalotus Follicularis 'Hummer's Giant', Coming Soon
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-Young Cephalotus are roughly two years old and ship with 3-5 pitchers
-Young Adult Cephalotus will have 5+ large pitchers and 3 or more young pitchers
Basic Cephalotus Grow Guide :
Lighting : We recommend using Fluorescent Grow Lights indoors however an outdoor greenhouse can be the perfect place as well. Under bright light these will develop deep red and even purple tones with white and green contrasts. With more diffused light such as a south facing window, pitchers will grow larger but will be predominately green.
Watering : Use reverse osmosis, distilled or purified water. The easiest way is to place your cephalotus pot in a tray with about 1/4 inch of water, allowing it to completely dry out before its next watering. Alternatively, it can be placed on a capillary mat which will take care of watering for you or you can top water but take care not to overwater as the surface roots are soft and can be damage from over watering.
Temperature : The optimal daytime temperature should be in the 70's or 80's with a 10-20 degree drop during nights. These can become acclimated to slightly warmer or cooler temperatures with age or optimal humidity levels to support variance in temperatures.
Soil : We ship ours potted in a layered mix of carnivorous plant soils. The core of each pot is filled with a blend of sphagnum peat moss with lots of sand and a bit of perlite. We use our nepenthes mix along the outside of the pot. This ensures soil under the plant will not become to saturated with water but the surrounding blend of long fibered moss & peat will retain water. If you are new to growing these, think of this mix as a "comfort zone". Allowing for a bit less care than recommended.