Australian pitcher plant Cephalotus follicularis

Australian pitcher plant


Cephalotus follicularis is a small, low-growing, clump-formingcarnivorous plant. Non-carnivorous leaves produced in spring are flat, hairy and bright green whilst the pitcher-forming leaves are 2-4cm long and develop a dark red colour under bright sunlight or remain green in shadier conditions. The mouth of the pitcher is rimmed with 24 ribs or teeth. In summer a flower stem up to 60cm tall bears small white-pale green flowers

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Australian pitcher plant

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    None required

  • bambooSoil

    Sand, SoilLoam

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Low Maintenance Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed, from root cuttings or leaf cuttings or by division

  • insectPests

    Susceptible to scale insects

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally trouble free