Monolena primuliflora Houseplant - Ant Plant - Caudex House Plant

Regular price $30.00

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Monolena Primuliflora is a truly eye-catching plant with bushy growth and leaves with a unique pattern that emerge bright red and slowly turn dark green as they mature. The undersides of its leaves are a reddish purple with lime green veining. Found in the jungles of Ecuador and Peru, this plant belongs to the group of ant plants, because it forms a symbiosis with ants in nature with the caudex of the plant serving as their home. It is a truly beautiful pick for plant enthusiasts that want something a little out of the ordinary! It grows on trees in its natural habitat, which is why their root systems are weaker than those of other plants. They prefer a spot in half-shade and do not like direct sun. Monolena will need to be watered every two to three days during summer. Diving it into the water as one would do with an orchid will work wonders for it. This plant regularly produces small, pink flowers along with new leaves. It goes into dormancy from time to time, so do not lose hope when it loses its leaves. If you water it less, but frequently, it will grow back after a while. Likes bright indirect light, well draining potting mix, medium to high humidity, and to be watered when the top inch or two of soil is dry.

We package and ship our plants with the utmost care. However, we cannot be responsible for damage during shipping. Not every plant will look exactly like the picture, as all plants are unique, but we strive to keep them consistent. These come in 6" pots.

Orders placed Sunday through Tuesday will be shipped the next day (excluding holidays). Orders placed on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be shipped out the following Monday (excluding holidays). This is in best interest of the plants.

Plants shipped in winter usually do great. One of the most important keys to the success of the plant's arrival is that the plant is is brought in immediately upon delivery. If on the off chance, you do receive a plant that is in poor condition, please email us pictures that SAME DAY your plant is received and we will replace, credit, or refund you the purchase price of the plant.

Replacements, credits and refunds are only available during the winter months( Nov- Feb) if priority mail and a warmer are purchased.