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Antplant 'Hydnophytum papuanum Starter'

Antp23b
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Hydnophytum papuanum Starter
Hydnophytum papuanum is a caudiform, epiphytic ant plant from Southeast Asia. This species has an enlarged stem containing a network of tunnels home to an ant colony in nature. Provide this plant with a warm environment and bright indirect light. This plant is suitable for living rooms, upper levels of bigger terraria of warm greenhouses.
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Hydnophytum papuanum Starter
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Hydnophytum papuanum Starter Hydnophytum papuanum Starter
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 papuanum is a tropical plant with an enlarged stem, also known as a caudex. Inside this caudex, an elaborate network of tunnels is created by the plant. In nature, this network of tunnels is home to an ant colony. The plant lives symbiotically with the ants, this type of plant is called a myrmecophyte. The ants provide the root system with nutrients and protect the plant from herbivory. In return, the plant provides the ants with shelter against the elements and predators. From the enlarged stem, several stalks containing opposite, rounded leaves. The leaves produce a thick layer of wax to protect them from dehydration. Hydnophytum papuanum produces small white flowers in between the leaves. When pollinated, the flowers form bright orange fruits. Propagation is mostly done by harvesting seeds. Germinate the seeds in a warm and moist environment.
Height:
80 cm
80 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
< 100 cm
< 100 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

Hydnophytum papuanum originates from warm and humid forests of southeastern Asia. This species grows epiphytically on various parts of trees. For optimal growth, provide this plant with a warm environment. Make sure that temperature never drops below 16 degrees Celsius. Relative humidity is best above 60%. The ideal growth medium for this plant is very airy and has excellent drainage. Specialized mixes for epiphytes or orchid medium is commonly used for this plant. Water Hydnophytum papuanum when the medium is almost dried up. In winter this plant could handle several days of dry medium without many problems. Make sure never to let this plant sit in a layer of water. Provide this species with bright indirect light as direct light could scorch the leaves. Fertilize monthly with half the recommended dose of orchid fertilizer in growth season.
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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