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Myrmephytum selebicum

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An Arium FAVORITE. Commonly refereed to as an "Ant Plant," this thick caudex epiphytic species is native to Indonesia. The large caudex has a rough texture and hairlike stems covering the entire surface! It is almost porous with small pathways through it's caudex. This is to provide shelter for ants, which are their pollinators in the wild. An amazing symbiotic relationship!

Care:

These will need a bright filtered light to do well. They can even handle some direct sun! They will not do well in lower light conditions. Since they are accustomed to growing in debris or directly on trees, they do not like to dry out all the way. Water lightly when the top 1" or so is dry to keep the pot slightly moist. As the caudex size increases, you can water less frequently as more water will be stored in the caudex. When repotting, these would do best in something that would be moisture retentive like an orchid bark or sphagnum.

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