House Plant - Item 006 - Lecanopteris lomaroides - Ant Fern

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Lecanopteris lomaroides - Ant Fern

Antfern. The rhizomes are densely covered by scales and form strange upright structures with age. Maybe the most showy of all Lecanopteris species. Very interesting and rare in collections. With their strangely shaped hollow rhizomes they look very bizzare! Lecanopteris species are spread over Indonesia and Malaysia. They form hollow rhizomes that are inhabited by ants in the wild. In cultivation they easily grow without ants, however.

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