Australian Pitcher Plant
This rare Australian pitcher plant (Cephalotus Follicularis) is a very impressive carnivorous plant with hairy pitchers and large "teeth". It is not a beginner's plant. (Dimensions: ø 8.5 cm x ↕ 10 cm)
Description Australian Pitcher Plant
There is only one species in this family, and that is the Australian pitcher plant (Cephalotus Follicularis) which is found in a few (small) patches in south-western Australia. Although Cephalotus Follicularis resembles the pitcher plant (Nepenthes) in some characteristics, these plants are not related. The Australian pitcher plant produces both carnivorous leaves (the pitchers) and non-carnivorous leaves. The pitchers are red/purple and have 'big teeth'. The hairs on the pitchers serve as ladders for the insects. Inside the cup, the walls are covered with wax and in combination with the big teeth going inside, the insects will not be able to escape this trap.
Dimensions: (ø 8,5 cm x ↕ 10 cm)
Best quality:Our plants are - through years of experience - healthy, strong and ready to catch insects in your home Rare in the hobby:
You will not often come across this sturdy and impressive carnivorous plant, but it is a wonderful plant to have in your home. With good care, the Australian Cup Plant can grow very large and have more than 15 cups.
Australian Pitcher Plant Care
Although it is not very difficult to care for, the Australian Cup Plant is not a beginner's plant. On the carnivorous plant care page, we have typed out the care tips, so that you can review them at any time and enjoy your Cephalotus for a long time. You will also receive, with your order, a printed sheet with all the care tips for this beautiful species.