Monolena sp. 6”


Monolena is a genus of flowering plants in the family Melastomataceae. These epiphytic plants grow attached to the branches of trees where they form a caudex that serves as a habitation for ants. These plants form a symbiotic relationship with ants where they provide shelter and in turn the ants bring in food and deposit waste that fertilizes the plant. This species has amazing lancolate leaves that emerge bright red and slowly turn dark green as they mature.

*Ant plants do not attract ants they've simply evolved to produce these structures that house ants in their natural habitats. 

  • Light -Bright indirect light
  • Watering -Keep soil evenly moist. If allowed to go too dry, it may begin to go dormant and drop leaves 
  • Prefers high humidity
  • Soil - well draining all purpose mix or aroid mix
  • If allowed to go too dry, plant may go dormant

Images are used for general reference only. The size and shape of each plant will vary.


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