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No Cephalotus available at the moment.  If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please EMAIL me with your request.  I cannot give you a date, as we have to work through the wait list as plants become available for sale.  I also cannot quote a price at this stage.  When your name comes to the top of the wait list, we will email you, and you can decide if you would like to take the plant at that stage.  Please do not keep emailing me asking when they will be ready, as this takes up my time to reply that I could be working on growing plants, packing mail orders, spending with my family etc.


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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