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Antplant 'Hydnophytum perangustum' 'Needle leaf'

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Hydnophytum puffii formerly perangustum 'Needle leaf'

Hydnophytum puffii formerly perangustum 'Needle leaf'is a plant which, in natural surroundings, provides ants with shelter in its caudex (or broadened stem). Hydnophytum perangustum can, like other ant plants, do just fine without ants living around it. The leaf of this reasonably small species is acicular (needle-shaped).

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Hydnophytum perangustum 'Needle Leaf'
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Hydnophytum perangustum 'Needle Leaf' Hydnophytum perangustum 'Needle Leaf' Hydnophytum perangustum 'Needle Leaf'
Plant type
plant
Plant type
antplant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
75 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal

Product info

Hydnophytum perangustum is originally found on Borneo. It is an epiphytic species (grows in trees). Compared to other kinds of hydnophytum it grows slowly. The leaves are narrow (even acicular) and the caudex is rought to the touch

Height:
15 cm
15 cm
Width:
10 cm
10 cm
Adult height:
< 5 cm
< 5 cm
Adult width:
75 cm
75 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

Place Hydnophytum perangustum in warmth, high humidity and in a spot with lots of (indirect) light. Also ensure this ant plant enjoys 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. Use a mix for orchids to pot the ant 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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