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Hydnophytum formicarum, Ant Plant
Hydnophytum formicarum, Ant Plant
Hydnophytum formicarum, Ant Plant
Hydnophytum formicarum, Ant Plant
Hydnophytum formicarum, Ant Plant
Hydnophytum formicarum, Ant Plant
Hydnophytum formicarum, Ant Plant
Hydnophytum formicarum, Ant Plant

HYDNOPHYTUM FORMICARUM
Ant Plant

An unsual plant known as the "ant plant." Ant plants are epiphytes in nature, but can also be grown in a pot in sphagnum moss fiber or orchid bark mix. The plant forms an interesting hollow caudex which is a perfect nest for ants. The ants protect the plant and in return the ants get a nice shelter and sap. The plant has small white flowers and little orange berries. It likes bright light, high humidity, and average water. It is a tropical plant, avoid freezing temperatures. Very interesting plant that forms an unusual caudex. It is a slow grower and takes a while to form the nice caudex and is not very easy to find. Great for collectors! *ants not included ;)
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FAMILY : Rubiaceae
ORIGIN : South East Asia
GROWTH RATE : slow
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : bright filtered light
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : avoid freezing temperatures
FLOWER : flowers (white) and fruits (orange)




 

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