Myrmecodia tuberosa

Also known as:

  • Mermecodia echinata
  • Myrmecodia inermis
  • Myrmecodia echinata
  • Ant Plant

Plant Type

perennial, carnivorous

Zones

9b-9b, 11-11

Size

H:12"-18"
W:12"-15"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained

Water Needs:

even moisture

Sun Exposure:

mostly sun

Features

Flower Color:

white

Foliage Color:

green

Flower Season:

spring, summer, fall, winter

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Oregon City, Oregon

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Berkeley, California

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Oregon City, Oregon

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Caudex forming ant plant. Native to SE Asia. Grows epiphytically on trees. A good example of a symbiotic relationship. In the wild, ants move into the hollow chambered caudex and sting would-be predators and fertilize the plant. The plant provides a home for the ants. Caudex grows to 7" wide. Likes it warm and humid. Ants are not needed for successful plant growth. Sold without ants.

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Louisville, Kentucky

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Mermecodia Echinata (ant plant) A unusual plant with a swollen base that is hollow and full of pockets for ants to make home in the wild. Plants grow as epiphytes or in lose soil and produce small spines on the swollen bases. Very odd and usual plant rarely offered.

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