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Myrmecophytes

Discussion in 'Live Plants' started by l4nsky, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. l4nsky

    l4nsky Arachnoknight

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    Hola,

    Does anyone here have any experience with myrmecophytes like Hydnophytum formicarum or Myrmecodia beccarii? I've done the research, but I'm interested in first hand accounts. In your experience, how are their care requirements and hardiness in comparison to other epiphytes?

    Thanks,
    --Matt
     
  2. schmiggle

    schmiggle Arachnoprince Active Member

    I've kept two Hydnophytum, both from Wistuba: H. moseleyanum and H. sp. Malaybalay. Both like warm, humid, almost wet conditions, but the latter is much more slowly growing and somewhat more finicky.

    They vary immensely in terms of hardiness and whatnot, but I will say that they like relatively heavy feeding, since they're used to getting ant nitrogen.