Wicked Cool Large Ant Plant to compliment your bonsai tree. No. 16049

SKU: TWEB16049
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This is a One Of A Kind Wicked Cool Ant Plant

The ant plant, Myrmephytum selebicum, often referred to as the "ant plant," is a remarkable species native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia, particularly found in Indonesia. This plant belongs to the genus Myrmephytum, which consists of species known for their symbiotic relationship with ants.

The Myrmephytum selebicum plant exhibits a unique adaptation where it forms specialized structures called domatia to house colonies of ants. These domatia are hollow chambers or pockets located at the base of the leaves or within the plant's stem. The ants, typically from the genus Philidris, establish colonies within these domatia, creating a mutually beneficial relationship with the plant.

In return for shelter and protection provided by the domatia, the ants defend the Myrmephytum selebicum plant against herbivores and other threats. They may also contribute nutrients to the plant through their waste products, enhancing its growth and overall health.

The leaves of Myrmephytum selebicum are typically elongated and leathery, often featuring prominent veins and a glossy appearance. The plant may produce small, inconspicuous flowers, but its main attraction lies in its symbiotic relationship with the resident ant colonies.

Caring for Myrmephytum selebicum involves providing it with a humid environment, ample indirect light, and regular watering. It is often grown in terrariums or vivariums where the conditions can be controlled to mimic its natural habitat.

Overall, Myrmephytum selebicum is not only a fascinating botanical specimen but also a testament to the intricate relationships that exist within ecosystems, highlighting the interconnectedness of plant and animal life in the rainforest.

These plants thrive in bright, filtered light and can even tolerate some direct sunlight! However, they won't fare well in low light conditions. Originating from environments where they grow in debris or directly on trees, they prefer to be kept slightly moist and dislike drying out completely. To maintain ideal moisture levels, water lightly when the top inch of soil is dry. 

About The Tree

  • Height: 22" tall, measured from the soil to the top of tree.
  • Spread: 18"
  • Pot: 6" plastic pot.
  • Photographed on May 09, 2024
  • Ships from our Florida Nursery

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 *** This is an expensive Bonsai. We've likely been watering, fertilizing, pruning, and weeding this tree for a long time. Once this tree leaves our facility, watering, fertilizing, etc is beyond our control. If you buy this bonsai, we assume you're a responsible person and that you know what you are purchasing. THEREFORE - The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that NEBG makes no warranties once the Product leaves our nursery. All One-Of-A-Kind Trees are listed AND sold “as is”. Sales are considered final. No refunds or exchanges will be offered in any instance. NEBG assumes no responsibility for the health and welfare of the products after they leave our nursery. Please ask care questions prior to buying, if you are unsure.

Wicked Cool Large Ant Plant to compliment your bonsai tree. No. 16049

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