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ANT PLANT: Hydnophytum Formicarum

  • R350.00 ZAR


Ants not included

  • Hydnophytum formicarum is an unusual plant known as an "ant plant"
  • Ant plants form an interesting hollow caudex, which happens to be the perfect nest for ants
    • The ants protect the plant and in return the ants get a nice sheltered home and sap
  • Ant plants are epiphytes in nature, but can also be grown in free draining sphagnum fiber moss and orchid bark mix
  • Hydnophytum formicarum is native to Southeast Asia and is considered critically endangered in Singapore

  • Fantastic candidate for collectors!

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  Collect from us:  

    • Established, potted plant 
    • Remember to bring a container for your plant's journey home
    • Our procedure if sent via the courier:  
      • The plant will be sent potted as seen in the image
      • Upon receiving, unpack your plant carefully and choose a growing area with bright light
      • Being native to the tropics, these plants prefer warmer temperatures with high humidity.
      • Ensure frequent watering to keep the growing media just moist without letting your plant dry out completely
      • To prevent rot, do not keep your plant standing in water for extended periods of time

     

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    • Generally these plants will thrive in bright light, high humidity and an average 'houseplant' watering schedule 
      • Ensure frequent watering to keep the growing media just moist without letting your plant dry out completely
      • To prevent rot, do not keep your plant standing in water for extended periods of time
    • Choose a growing area with bright light or early morning sun
    • Being native to the tropics, these plants will need a little more care ensuring warmer temperatures with high humidity
      • These are tropical plants - avoid freezing temperatures
    • Hydnophytum formicarum is a slow growing plant, but will benefit from a monthly Seagro foliar feed or high quality orchid fertiliser
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