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For sale is one plant of Cephalotus follicularis.

Photos are a guide only, as we have several plants available.

These plants have been grown in sphagnum moss in strawberry punnet containers.  We leave the Cephalotus in the container, pack the top with shredded paper and send to you as is.  This way we are not disturbing the roots.  You can either continue to grow in the container where it is happy, or take out and pot in your own mix.

Plants will be sprayed with a fungicide before posting for prevention of fungus during transit.


We highly recommend that you select the Express Post option from our "Postage Options" tab to ensure that the plant is in the post for the least amount of time possible.

Cephalotus follicularis

  • REPOTTING: When re-potting your Cephalotus follicularis, we grow ours in straight sphagnum moss. Wet the moss thoroughly through first before potting your plant into it.  Use a large deep pot for the plant, and mound it up on top of the surface.

    WATERING: Do not ever let your Cephalotus dry out, they like to be wet all the time. During Spring, Summer and Autumn sit it in a saucer of water, changing the water frequently. The water should cover the drainage holes of the pot. If your water is good enough to drink straight from the tap, then this is alright to use on your plant. If not you should use either rain, distilled or reverse osmosis water. In winter do not let the plant dry out but don’t leave it sitting in water all the time.

    FERTILIZING: Do not fertilize with flies or insects.  We feed with Powerfeed. To one litre of water, put 2-3 ml of Powerfeed. Put this in the water dish and let the plant draw it up from the bottom so that you are not wetting the leaeves.  DO NOT use any other fertilisers.  We use this mix every 4-6 weeks from Spring to Autumn.

    LIGHT: Cephalotus require a medium level of light. A window sill inside the house that gets morning sun in summer and afternoon sun in winter is an excellent position. Otherwise you can grow them in a terrarium, greenhouse, glasshouse or porch.

    HUMIDITY:  A terrarium or glasshouse will provide humidity. But a warm sunny window sill will give you enough heat for the plant to survive.

    DORMANCY: During winter your Cephalotus will go into their dormancy period. They will stop growing but will not die back. Cut off any dead leaves/pitchers at the base of the plant. In spring the plants will send up their new leaves and pitchers.

    FUNGUS:  Watch for powdery mildew fungus on Cephalotus.  They are very prone to it.   Lots of fresh air will help with this.
    Sulphur based fungicides are alright to use on carnivorous plants.  Copper based fungicides are deadly to carnivorous plants.

    We use a product called "eco-fungicide" in a trigger spray bottle.

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