Papuanum Hydnophytum

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    The Hydnophytum Papuanum is known as the 'maze plant’ because its oddly-shaped belly is full of secret tubes. In its tropical home it plays host to communities of ants which use these passageways to set up their homes! It naturally grows on the trunks and branches of bigger trees, harvesting water from their surfaces and feeding on the waste of the ant colonies that live inside it, creating an amazing circular relationship where the ants get a safe home and the plant gets food and protection! Luckily you don't have to expect a colony of ants when you buy this Hydnophytum, but a special origin it is.

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