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Antplant 'Hydnophytum cf. Mosleyanum'

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Hydnophytum cf. Mosleyanum

Hydnophytum cf. mosleyanum is a prime example of nature's beautiful and exotic plants, because it is a real ant plant. The caudex (or broadened stem) provides shelter for ants. Hydnophytum cf. mosleyanum can also be kept without the presence of ants, it is even strongly discouraged to let ants live in the plant when it is in the house or terrarium. The caudex is smooth.

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Hydnophytum cf. mosleyanum
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Hydnophytum cf. mosleyanum
Plant type
plant
Plant type
antplant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
100 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal

Product info

Hydnophytum cf. mosleyanum is found in nature growing on trees in the tropical rain forests of Indonesia, the Philippines and the northern parts of Australia. Compared to other species, Hydnophytum cf. mosleyanum has a reasonably large caudex (max. 25 cm), which is relatively smooth. The ants living in it deposit waste which is beneficial to the plant. The plant has slightly succulent leaves and makes long, thin stalks which will form a nice and compact whole if pruned. In the axil of the leaves small, subtle flowers can grow, which are followed by yellow-orange to bright red-colored berries.

Height:
8 cm
8 cm
Width:
6 cm
6 cm
Adult height:
40 cm
40 cm
Adult width:
100 cm
100 cm
Flower colour:
White
white
Flower period:
All year
all year
Plant type:
Plant
plant
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Antplant
antplant
Growth habit:
Epifytical
epifytical
Araflora info:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Slow
slow
Araflora info:
Special
special
Natural habitat:
South-East Asia
South-East Asia
Altitude range:
500-1000 m
500-1000 m
 

Plant care

Make sure this ant plant is warm and in high humidity, choose a spot with lots of (indirect) light and regularly provide Hydnophytum mosleyanum with nutrition. Also ensure sufficient air circulation when placing it in a terrarium. Though the exotic ant plant does well at temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius, the ideal temperatures are higher: between 20 and 30 degrees. The plant is not hardy against frost. Use a mix for orchids to pot the plant or tie it to a piece of bark.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Full light
full light
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-80%
60-80%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
20-30 °C
20-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
10 °C
10 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
Little
little
Artificial light height:
20-40 cm
20-40 cm
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Peat/cocos
peat/cocos
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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