Lecanopteris beginners set - 3 species
Another speciality we offer almost exclusively are the so called "Antferns" of the genus Lecanopteris. In the wild these fascinating plants live in a symbiotic relationship with ants that house inside their hollow rhizomes. To pay for the rent he ants protect the plants from all kinds of insect pests and feed them. They make perfect companions with carnivorous plants and are very easy growers.
Three species of our choice.
Lecanopteris, though best grown under warmhouse condditions, tolerate a wide range of temperatures. The scale-covered species such as L. crustacea and L. lomarioides can even be grown on windowsills as they accept lower humidities than the glabrous ones such as L. carnosa or L. luzonensis. All Lecanopteris species respond very well to fertilizer such as Osmocote.