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??Ant Plants??

Posted by Drosera84 8 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 1, 14 at 21:29

I don't know where to post this so I decided to do it here
This is Myrmecodia "pink fruit" also know as ant plant. This is a gift from a good friend of mine. The only thing that she can tell me is its name. I did a search online and found very little information about it. Is anybody growing this plant? If so, will you give me some information? How much light? What is its media? What type of water (hard or soft water)? How much to water? Humidity? Heat tolerant?... exc

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RE: ??Ant Plants??

Well, reading about their natural environment can help. Wikipedia says the plants are epiphytes (growing on tree trunks) from southeast Asia and Australia, so my guess is they require similar to conditions to a Phalaenopsis orchid, ie, lots of warmth and humidity, dappled sun, fast-draining media that dries out quickly (like orchid bark), but frequent watering. Just my best guess though.

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