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Antplant 'Hydnophytum formicarum' 'XL'

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Hydnophytum formicarum 'XL'

Hydnophytum formicarum is an ant plant in nature. The caudex (or broadened stem) provides shelter to ants. However, the Hydnophytum formicarum will also do just fine without the ants. This ant plant's caudex is rough, with ridges.

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Hydnophytum formicarum 'XL'
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Hydnophytum formicarum XXL cross section Hydnophytum formicarum 'XL'
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 formicarum is found in nature in the tropical rain forests of Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. It is an epiphyte (which means it grows in and on trees). Hydnophytum formicarum has a relatively large caudex (max. 30 cm), which is rough to the touch. The plant makes a large amount of white flowers, followed by red berries

Height:
60 cm
60 cm
Width:
30 cm
30 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 formicarum in warmth and high humidity, choose a spot with lots of (indirect) light and regularly provide Hydnophytum formicarum 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. 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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