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Fantastic Plant! Hydnophytum?

Posted by cdfortin GA ( on
Sun, Mar 12, 06 at 11:25

Hello everyone! I've been very busy for the past couple of weeks, but somehow I managed to find time to go to the local ABG (atl. botanical garden). Well, I came accross this very unusual plant in the orchid house that I *think* is a type of hydnophytum. It's very beautiful...looks like coral in an aquarium.

Does anyone have any info on this plant? Ever kept one in a vivarium? I have a hydnophytum formicarium (it's just plain green) in my terrarium, and it thrives.

Links to pics are below!


Here is a link that might be useful: Link to plant pics

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RE: Fantastic Plant! Hydnophytum?

have no personal experience but have kept several types of ant plant.
Have you searched Cloud jungle epipiphytes?? They have an incredible array of tropical plants. very reasonable prices also. The only fault is that they are usually out of whatever I'm looking for lol

RE: Fantastic Plant! Hydnophytum?

Gary, do you think this is an ant plant? Or some other type of epiphyte? I did check could jungle, and they don't have this.


RE: Fantastic Plant! Hydnophytum?

No, it's no Hydnophytum. I believe it's one of the ant-ferns. Lycanopteris (spelling is probably off), I think. Try to search under that.

RE: Fantastic Plant! Hydnophytum?

dravenxavier you are definitely correct! Thanks! Upon further researching these plants, they seem to be good candidates for terrariums!

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