The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 11.5
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The International Carnivorous Plant Society

Q: Philcoxia cultivation

A: There has been nothing published on how to grow these. However, let us speculate. The plants grow in the campos rupestre and cerrado region of Brazil, along with Genlisea. Accordingly, growing the plants in similar conditions would probably be successful. No doubt you would want a top dressing of at least 2-5 cm of pure, washed, white quartzite sand--as this is critical for the normal functioning of the slightly buried leaves. Finally, bright sun would be ideal to penetrate the sand layer.

Pereira et al. (2012) reported growing the plants, 1 per 5 liter pot, for five months in a greenhouse.

Page citations: Pereira, C.G., et al. 2012; Taylor, P., et al. 2000; pers. observations.

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Revised: January 2012
©Barry Rice, 2005