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Few weeks ago is Chinese New Year. We drive back to Kelantan and stop at a R&R station. Saw a malay uncle selling plants… it is ant plant!!! Dont think twice and brought them.



Below plant is attached together with those seedling, anyone able to ID it?

Ant plant

Ant plant is unusual and weird plant.

Below is 1 of post from internet—> This “Ant Plant” is an interesting and unusual epiphytic plant whose swollen base also provides housing for ants. Myrmecodia tuberosa have thick unbranched stems with larger leaves. They are sometimes covered with unusual structures, called clypeoli (shield like structures surrounding each leaf base). Clypeoli may have spines to give the stem an armored appearance. These spines can be simple or branched. The base of the stem develops into a tuber. The tuber is a brown or greyish color. There are entrance holes on the surface that connect to galleries inside the tuber. These galleries are split up. There are smooth walled galleries where ants live, and are protected. The plants take advantage of the ant’s waste products while the ants are thought to help protect the plant from predators. Many growers successfully use a mix of peat and perlite, or a combination of long-fiber sphagnum moss, chopped fir bark, and perlite which is very open but retains moisture. The plants are watered when the mix is just barely moist, because sphagnum is difficult to re-wet if it is allowed to become bone dry. See other ‘Ant plant’ – Hydnophytum.


I got below plant from a nice forumer on dec 2010.














Here is how the plant looks like after almsot 2 years



The plant grow nicely and few mths ago, it giving some seeds as well… Here is end result…

Greenish pitcher that have strike lip is 1 of my favourite nepenthes. N. rafflesiana have very variance of that!!!!

N. rafflesiana

N. rafflesiana

N. rafflesiana tricolor

N. x hookeriana

N. ampullaria

N. gracilis x bicalcarata

N. bellii x [ (steno x lowii) x (rolko x veitchii) ] upper/intermedia pitcher

N. mirabilis variegated – 1

N. mirabilis variegated – 2

pitcher of N. mirabilis variegated – 2

N. (lowii x veitchii) x boschiana

N. veitchii x platychilla

fake N. clipeata that I mentioned – N. clipeata x (clipeata x eymae)

N. lowii x campanulata that just open, wish it will color up soon.

N. rafflesiana var alata x [mirabilis – winged x (mirabilis x Chelsonii)]

N. rafflesiana var alata x [mirabilis – winged x (mirabilis x Chelsonii)] and N. mirabilis – winged x (mirabilis x Chelsonii) are nice, winged and smaller lid.

Overall, N. rafflesiana var alata x [mirabilis – winged x (mirabilis x Chelsonii)] is nice plant. But, I dont like their lid, whereby it is smaller if compare with peristome size.

New plant that I just got few week ago… it doing fine… and growing nicely…

Below source extracted from Green Culture Singapore forum
The features which make this cultivar different from other red flytraps (such as Dionaea ‘Akai Ryu’ or Dionaea ‘ Red Piranha ‘) are the following
A) petioles are almost always long and thin;
B) totally loses its leaves during winter;
C) totally red, except for the teeth on immature traps, which are yellow;
D) color is a deeper, darker red, almost black in the summer;
E) marginal spines are normal.

Just a quick update of my house nepenthes (photo taken on Mid of January 2011)

N. rafflesiana pink

N. ampullaria red

N. campanulata

N. boschiana

N. globosa x ampullaria upper pitcher

N. ? forget

N. “thorelii”

N. ampullaria brunei red

N. thorellii x boschiana

N. ampullaria harlequent

N. mirabilis winged x (mirabilis x chelsonii)

N. ampullaria

N. mirabilis red

N. rafflesiana

N. x red dragon

N. unknown

N. ampullaria

N. ampullaria var monavolare X mirabilis enchinostoma

N. x tricorcapa

N. ampullaria

N. rafflesiana tricolor

N. x kuchingensis

N. rafflesiana

N. rafflesiana

N. rafflesiana