Ferns and Fern Allies
Note the scaleless rhizome
Over the last years some non-carnivorous plants attracted our interest, such as Ant-ferns (Lecanopteris) or Staghorn ferns (Platycerium). Both make ideal companions to grow together with Carnivorous plants such as Nepenthes in the greenhouse.
Another speciality we offer almost exclusively are so called "Antferns" of the genus Lecanopteris. In the wild these fascinating plants live within a symbiotic relationship with ants that live inside their hollow rhizomes.
We propagate a growing number of species out of this group of showy plants within our tissue culture lab and try to make more and more of these available to growers.
The South American analogy to the genus Lecanopteris. Another antfern.