Hydnophytum Papuanum Ant Plant House Plant 12cm Pot House Plant
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Hydnophytum Papuanum Ant Plant House Plant 6cm Pot House Plant
Hydnophytum Papuanum Ant Plant House Plant 6cm Pot House Plant
Hydnophytum Papuanum Ant Plant House Plant 12cm Pot House Plant

Hydnophytum Papuanum Ant Plant House Plant 7cm Pot

Hydnophytum papuanum, also known as the ant plant, is a fascinating epiphytic plant that is native to Papua New Guinea and the surrounding areas. It is known for its unique symbiotic relationship with ants, which live in the hollow chambers...
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Hydnophytum Papuanum Ant Plant House Plant 12cm Pot House Plant

Hydnophytum Papuanum Ant Plant House Plant 7cm Pot

£14.99 £12.99

Hydnophytum Papuanum Ant Plant House Plant 7cm Pot

£14.99 £12.99

Hydnophytum papuanum, also known as the ant plant, is a fascinating epiphytic plant that is native to Papua New Guinea and the surrounding areas. It is known for its unique symbiotic relationship with ants, which live in the hollow chambers of the plant's stem and provide the plant with nutrients and protection in exchange for shelter. If you are interested in growing a Hydnophytum papuanum in your home, here is a care guide to help you:

  1. Light: Hydnophytum papuanum prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as it can damage the plant's leaves.

  2. Temperature: This plant prefers warm and humid conditions. It can tolerate temperatures between 60-85°F (16-29°C). Avoid exposing the plant to extreme temperatures or drafts.

  3. Watering: Keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. It's important not to let the plant dry out completely or sit in standing water.

  4. Humidity: Hydnophytum papuanum prefers high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by misting the plant regularly, placing a tray of water near the plant, or using a humidifier.

  5. Soil: This plant prefers a well-draining, porous soil mix. You can use a mix of orchid bark, peat moss, and perlite.

  6. Fertilizer: You can feed your Hydnophytum papuanum with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Do not fertilize during the winter months.

  7. Pruning: You can prune your plant to shape it or remove any dead or damaged leaves. Make sure to use clean, sharp pruning shears.

  8. Repotting: You can repot your Hydnophytum papuanum every 2-3 years or when it outgrows its current pot. Use a slightly larger pot and fresh soil mix.

  9. Ant care: If you have ants living in your plant, make sure to provide them with a source of food (such as sugar water or honey) and do not disturb their nest. The ants will help keep the plant healthy by removing dead plant material and protecting it from pests.

By following these care tips, you can enjoy the unique beauty of your Hydnophytum papuanum and its symbiotic relationship with ants.

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