The Fruit of the Ant Plant


Hydnophytum formicarum in bloom and with ripe fruit. We better collect those seeds ASAP! Hap better be prepared to provide them a lot of humidity as soon as he picks them.

This is the famed Ant Plant from the jungles of Malaysia or thereabouts. It’s an epiphyte, so it doesn’t need a whole lot of soil nor does it need a whole lot of direct sunlight.

The ants that colonize  the caudex enter only at the base. They leave behind nutrients in exchange for their home in the hollows.

Wanna see the caudex too? Follow me….

Nice new green branches on the way too!


    
    
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