During the past few months, my Cephalotus follicularis has produced its first mature pitchers!
Here's a picture of one. Another one just opened. The peristome starts out looking like a bright green plastic piece that darkens with time and strong enough light.
This is what it looked like when I got it last year in October:
It's currently living inside under lights. I want to try it outside...but I only have this one plant and I am nervous to experiment with it. It seems to be doing fine inside so I am keeping it there for now. A concern I had previously about it under lights was dormancy. I heard Cephalotus go dormant in winter so I was wondering how I should provide dormancy inside (maybe put it outside for winter?)...but the Cephalotus monograph from Redfern Productions revealed that "in reality, Cephalotus grow year round, if more slowly in the coldest months." So I am sticking with keeping it indoors for now. I do decrease the photoperiod during winter and the house temperature falls a bit during winter as well.
Rising college student who enjoys growing carnivorous plants.