PLATYTYREA ANT PLANT
Myrmecodia platytyrea ssp. Antoinii. One of natures little wonders these spiny bulbous looking plants live on trees in northern Australia. It only occurs in the mangroves and lowland forests found around Cairns and northern Cape York. They have a symbiotic relationship with ants who provide nutrients for shelter in the hollow chambers that develop. As an epiphyte water sparingly and avoid over-watering however don’t be afraid to sit in water overnight if it dehydrates and becomes spongy. Use a course epiphytic potting mix in filtered light. Sent in 50mm pots.
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