Cultivated variety of Cephalotus follicularis (Southwest Australia).

  • Environment: terrarium placed close to a south-facing blinded window
  • Temperature: from 10°C at night to 25°C during the day in the coldest months ; from 15°C to 32°C in the warmest months
  • Light: Cree CXB3590 6500K 50W LED light spot located 70 cm above the plants, alight 12 hours a day ; shaded sunlight in the morning from October to April
  • Soil: vertical panel made of compacted tree fern roots (xaxim), longest roots in coarse quartz sand
  • Watering: seepage from the daily mistings of demineralized water on the vertical xaxim panel

Cephalotus ‘Hummer’s Giant’ can supposedly produce larger pitchers than the regular Cephalotus follicularis. Whether this is really the case is up for debate ; frankly any Cephalotus can become stunning anyway. I got one in 2013, but things started to get really interesting when I experimented a new growing method in 2017.


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