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    My Ant Plants

    First the Ant Ferns.

    Lecanopteris carnosa


    Lecanopteris sinuosa mounted with a Vittaria species.


    Hyndophytum formicarum



    Close up of the caudex.


    Close up of the developing fruit.


    Myrmecodia sp.


    Close up of the caudex.


    These are the natural holes in the caudex that the ants will use for access in the wild.


    Myrmecodia sp. "Pink Fruit"


    Close up of the extra spiny caudex.


    I sowed seeds of various species 4 weeks ago today.........here are the results.

    Myrmecodia platyrea ssp. antoinii


    Hydnophytum formicarum


    Hydnophytum moseleyanum


    Hydnophytum simplex

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    Those are insane! (insanely fascinating)

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    Always thought the ant ferns were pretty with their strange looking 'feet'.

    Maybe someday, when I can keep somewhat less exotic fern alive, I may try these.
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    Great post,so alien looking.Think sinuosa likes it warmer and mine has grown puick in intermediate, so if yours struggles stick it on a windowsill

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    Yeah, they're definitely lowland plants. So far though, the cooler temps in the highland set up just seem to slow them down a little.

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    Beautiful!

    if yours struggles stick it on a windowsill
    Mine grows vigorously in front of a window, along with l. mirabilis. They're both pretty tough ferns.

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    My tw0 little antplant babies grow extremely slow for me. But then winter is cool and rather arid indoors which really seems to cramp their style.

    How traumatic will it be for the seedlings when you separate them? Any idea?
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    DO you have an update on these? How long did it take for your Hydnophytum formicarum to get that big? Nice plants
    Last edited by Eric; 12-03-2014 at 06:06 PM.

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