CEPHALOTUS

Found only in the extreme south western corner of Australia, Cephalotus is the smallest of the pitcher plants. It is a small low-growing rosetted plant, which bears both green non-carnivorous leaves, and intricate fluid filled pitchers to about an inch in height which vary in colour from green to rich burgundy depending on light intensity. Mainly crawling insects are caught. Grown at its best in full light with a winter minimum of 5°C (41°F), it develops its deep colouration and produces inconspicuous, small white flowers on scapes to 2 feet in height. Keep wet in summer, damp in winter, and avoid wetting the crown of the plant in winter as this can encourage botrytis.