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Where to Grow: Indoors, but outdoors may be possible during the summer. 

Light: The more light that is given, the redder the pitchers. Light can range from full sun (outdoors in the summer months, or very bright light indoors) to part shade. 

Water: Use distilled/rainwater/reverse osmosis water ONLY. That means NO TAP WATER. Place the pot in a tray, and fill the tray with about half an inch to an inch of water. Allow the water to completely evaporate before adding more. 

Soil: Use a mix of one part sphagnum peat moss to two parts coarse (#12 silica sand or similar) sand. If sand cannot be found, perlite can also be substituted. Make sure all soil ingredients are free of fertilizers and added minerals. 

Containers: Plastic pots are best. 

Feeding: Small insects like ants, fruit flies, or dried bloodworms can be placed inside the pitchers. 

Fertilizing: As a general rule, avoid using any fertilizer on these pitcher plants. 

Humidity: Usually not a concern. 

Albany/Australian Pitcher Plant (Cephalotus)

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