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Adult Size Carnivorous Pitcher Plant Cephalotus follicularis. Well established in a 2.25" pot. All pictures are of the plant that will be shipped to the buyer.
From Wikipedia: "The insectivorous leaves are small and have the appearance of moccasins, forming the 'pitcher' of the common name. The pitchers develop a dark red color in high light levels but stay green in shadier conditions.
The 'pitcher' trap of the species is similar to other pitcher plants. The peristome at the entrance of the trap has a spiked arrangement that allows the prey to enter but hinders its escape. The lid over the entrance, the operculum, prevents rainwater from entering the pitcher and thus diluting the digestive enzymes inside. Insects trapped in this digestive fluid are consumed by the plant. The operculum has translucent cells which confuse its insect prey as they appear to be patches of sky."
Care: Bright light- bright indirect light. Water from below and allow water in the drip tray to dry out between waterings but do not let potting media to dry out too much. In the cooler months of winter (down to about 5 degrees Celsius), they have a natural dormancy period of about 3–4 months, triggered by the temperature drop and reduced light levels.
1 Plant-$11.00, 2 Plants-$14.50, 3 Plants-$18.00, 4 Plants-$21.50, 5 Plants-$25.00, More than 5 Plants but less than $150- $28.50, $150 or more- Shipping is free!
A box warmer is included in your shipment, free of charge, if needed to ensure plant's well being. Other sellers charge up to $4 for this! We ship USPS Priority only.
International shipping is the cost of postage + $5 for packing costs, usually $30-35 for orders up to 1 kilo. Over a kilo is only a bit more, so multiple plant orders are more cost-effective. 3 adult plants or 10 seedlings usually weigh about a kilo. We ship by U.S. Postal Service priority mail. You can check out postage rates at www.usps.com.
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