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Ant plant media/potting ?

by Hungry Plants » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:25 am

I have three ant plants I grew from seed. I was wondering if anyone elts grew these and what media you use and how you pot them. They are all fairly small but in the same pot and I would like to separate them.

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Re: Ant plant media/potting ?

by SundewWolf » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:32 am

Not personally, but I used to work at a greenhouse for 3 years and they had two of them. One planted in LFS and one in peat and perlite (standard pre-mixed bag of it from the nursery). They sat next to the mist bench and got watered daily. I didn't really see a big difference in growth between them.
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Re: Ant plant media/potting ?

by jeff » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:53 am

Bonjour

have you a picture ?
what specie?

I grow all my ant plant according to the species in 3 kinds of media:

- pure blond peat in pot in a terra
- sphagnum in pot in a terra or directly in terra
- on a cork oak bark as some orchids epiphyte in terra

attention to the watering , rot risk

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Re: Ant plant media/potting ?

by Hungry Plants » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:28 pm

I’ll get a pick up when I get home

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Re: Ant plant media/potting ?

by Hungry Plants » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:44 am

Here are a couple shots. Let me know if you need better ones.

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Re: Ant plant media/potting ?

by jeff » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:34 am

Bonjour

it is a rubiacae may be a hydnophytum

for me try the 3 substrats

leave the biggest and the most advanced in his pot,you do not touch it

for the others does the tests
- one in pure sphagnum
- the other on a bark of cork with between him and the bark , sphagnum

but you do what you want, you can leave the 3 in the same pot.

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Re: Ant plant media/potting ?

by Hungry Plants » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:11 pm

jeff wrote:Bonjour

it is a rubiacae may be a hydnophytum

for me try the 3 substrats

leave the biggest and the most advanced in his pot,you do not touch it

for the others does the tests
- one in pure sphagnum
- the other on a bark of cork with between him and the bark , sphagnum

but you do what you want, you can leave the 3 in the same pot.

jeff



Thank you I’ll give it a shot and see how it goes.

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Re: Ant plant media/potting ?

by Hungry Plants » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:23 am

Here is what I came up with.

Strate LFS in hanging pot.
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LFS with some small stone mixed in for drainage
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Peat with turfis mixin and a top dressing of small stone to keep algae and hold in water a little.
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Let me know what you think.

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Re: Ant plant media/potting ?

by jeff » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:05 am

Bonjour

for me it is OK .

your pots are holed, I guess.

still very careful with the watering ,especially with the one who has peat, I always advocate between each watering a dry period.

something else 'ex situ' to compensate for the loss of nitrogen substance provided by the ant, use a fertilizer (NPK style: 23-5-5 for me but you can also use a N less strong but still has 2 digits),always between 2 fertilization watering with clear water

let us know about your tests ;)

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Re: Ant plant media/potting ?

by Hungry Plants » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:01 pm

jeff wrote:Bonjour

for me it is OK .

your pots are holed, I guess.

still very careful with the watering ,especially with the one who has peat, I always advocate between each watering a dry period.

something else 'ex situ' to compensate for the loss of nitrogen substance provided by the ant, use a fertilizer (NPK style: 23-5-5 for me but you can also use a N less strong but still has 2 digits),always between 2 fertilization watering with clear water

let us know about your tests ;)

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Thanks for the help. There’s not much information on the net on them.

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Re: Ant plant media/potting ?

by jeff » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:29 pm

Bonjour

it's a pleasure to help you .
you know I grow them since several year now .

if you want a lot of info on some ant plant see here my web site in french (but with Google it is easier to translate) :http://fern72.free.fr to "myrmecophile"
( just click everywhere when you have the hand)

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