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in terra , with always a good hygrometry 80-90% , good light,in temperature : 16°c the night  25°c  sometimes more 35°c the day

in pot  with  pure blond peat  , slightly wet .


I used to compensate the loss of nitrogenous parts due to the absence of ants NPK strong enough nitrogen 23-5-5 type green plants in spray.


I think ,like the nephentes,  these species  have 2 cultivates conditions  : lowland and highland  .



and yours ?



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Hello Jeff,

I always had problems growing ant plants in terraria. I had the feeling that they need lots of air. Is your terrarium open?

You have pictures of your setup?

Since I grow everything in the greenhouse it works much better for me but maybe I made mistakes when trying in terraria.

As a fertilizer I use Wuxal Super (8-8-6) in standard concentration. I have the feeling that ANT PLANTS NEED LOTS OF FERTILIZER.

You can always permanently feed them if they have good light and the rest of conditions is nice.

All the best


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This PDF should be available on the WWW but it may have only an indirect relationship with epiphytic myrmecophytes.  

Journal of Tropical Ecology (2004) 20:693-696. Copyright © 2004 Cambridge University Press
DOI: 10.1017/S0266467404001889 Printed in tlie United Kingdom
The résorption of phosphorus is greater than that of nitrogen in senescing
leaves of vascular epiphytes from lowland Panama
Gerhard Zotz
Botanisches Institut der Universität Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apdo 2072, Baiboa, Panama
(Accepted 11 January 2004)

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