Myrmecodia Adventure

I’M A REAL ADVENTURER! I am a Myrmecodia becarii and have been given the name ‘Adventure’. It’s a good description of me: I’m a real adventurer. In nature, I live as an epiphyte: I am supported by other plants and don’t have roots growing into the ground.

If you go looking for me, you will have a good chance of finding me in the tropical mangroves of northern Queensland, Australia from Cooktown to Mission Beach. Oddly enough, my thorny succulent stems have tunnels colonised by ants. These ants patrol the tunnels in my caudex and remove foreign leaf-eaters while their excrement provides extra nutrients that I absorb. I produce small white trumpet-shaped flowers during by flowering period.