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  Cephalotus follicularis Labill.
  Family Name : Cephalotaceae

  Common Names : Albany Pitcher Plant, West Australian Pitcher Plant

Albany Pitcher Plant,West Australian Pitcher Plant
  • Record Info
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      South Western Australia
      Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Rhizomatous carnivorous plant forming clumps up to 15cm across 
      Foliage: Leaves dimorphic, foliage leaves hairy, obovate, to 3cm in length; traps borne on separate, pitcher bearing leaves. Pitchers 3-6cm in height, body light green - red. Traps with 3 wings, 1 on each side, and 1 in the centre forming a groove, hairy. Lid hairy, to 1.5cm across, with translucent 'windows' on the upper surface. Peristome ridged, green to dark reddish brown. 
      Flowers: Flowers white
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Poor Infertile Soils, [Remarks] (This species should be grown in sphagnum (Long fibre spaghnum) that has been mixed with perlite or coarse river sand for drainage)
      Landscape Uses :
      Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade, [Remarks] (This species prefers a slightly cooler growing temperature, Under local conditions, plants can shifted into areas with very bright shade (out of direct sunlight) to keep the temperature of the growing media low. )
      Water Preference :
      [Remarks] (Prefers high humidity. The growing media should be moist at all times; care must be taken not to over water the plant as rot can set in if the media is waterlogged/ soggy. ), Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
      Pest(s) :
      Sucking Insects
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Leaf Cutting, Division
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Brown, Green, Green - Light Green, Red
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Hairy / Hirsute
      Foliar Modification :
      Pitcher Trap
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence

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