Every flower that grows on it adds a world of secrets to this world and it is very enjoyable to discover them. These secrets can be in the field of pollination or medicinal properties or the interaction of the plant with the environment and other animals. One of these mysterious plants is this Kodonante !!
Friends of the plant Kodonante is native to South America and usually grows on ants’ nests or tree trunks and is a kind of epiphysis exactly like orchids and has two-way coexistence with ants bee orchids that have a relationship with bees It has other orchids that have a romantic relationship with various animals.
This plant also grows on ant nests and the roots of this plant are used as fortifications or reinforcement of the nest, and also in the flowers and behind its leaves, the sap grown is secreted. The ants feed on it, and in this way, the ants do the pollination in exchange for this nectar, and when the plant sits on the seed, its seed is similar to the ant’s egg, and the ants take care of the egg in the nest and take care of it green.
And in this way, the generation of the plant continues! Also, ants protect this plant against pests, destroy weed seeds around the plant, the plant tends to spread and become shrubs and has many branches, so it is very suitable as a hanging and waterfall plant. These plants with this system are called Myrmecophyte. Put your plants and pots on a beautiful and sturdy plant stand.
Irrigation: Well, you see, this plant can be compared to orchids in every way. Since this plant grows on the trunk of the tree and its rooting system is weak, it is irrigated on the trunk of the tree by rain and until the next rain, its bed must be dried. When you think of buying a plant shelf to make it more pleasant for yourself and plants in the house or greenhouse, it must not be watered until the soil is dry. Use rainwater or light water for irrigation. Anyway, he likes it that way.
Light: When it is hanging on a tree, it does not receive direct light. Filtered light always shines on it. Place it at home next to the west or east window or the south window with filtered light! Try to use ground light bulbs at all. The brush has two spectrums of sunlight and moonlight! Use this light brush for 12 hours a day. This way it is more controlled and more effective
Temperature: Friends of this plant are sensitive to cold! In severe cold, of course, but in winter, a little feeling of coolness and cold is needed to end that natural cycle of the plant! And this helps its flowering! For example, take it to a bright staircase to meet this need. It grows a lot during spring and autumn and generally needs a warm and humid environment. In this respect, it can be compared to Episcia, who loves heat. In general, the closer any plant is to its natural state, the better.
Soil: This plant is not in its natural environment and grows on the trunk of a tree or eventually ants’ nest. 20% orchid bedding, 50% black peat moss and 30% perlite are great for this flower because the soil should not be hard and the roots should be able to breathe. In this respect, it can be compared to Anthurium! So make sure the soil is light and rich.
The soil of Kudontante
Humidity: Friends of this plant need a medium to high humidity. Medium humidity means 40 to 50% humidity in the room. Very good, placing the pot next to the other pots and what is best, those who have a large and sunny bathroom have the best place to keep this flower. The edge of the bathroom window hangs and creates a very beautiful view. If the humidity in the room is low, it can be noticed from the dryness of the tips of the plant leaves as well as the lack of flowering.
Propagation: First of all, friends, the flowerpot should be changed every two years, and one of the methods of propagation of this flower is root cuttings, which should be pruned while replacing the roots and planted in the soil horizontally so that the roots germinate soon, in this respect similar to Kohleria Yes, there is another way to cut the stems, which you cut from the lateral and slightly stiff branches and put in peat moss to take root!
Flowering: Easy friends to maintain this plant and easier flowering than other plants in this family, such as amaranthus, lisianthus and clumensia, which are also ironically hung, have made this flower famous. This plant has a lot of genetics close to nematantus or Christmas flowers! One of the most important factors in the flowering of this flower is moisture, which should not be less than 50%! Adequate light and nutrition also play an important role in flowering. In general, it flowers more easily than other families. The best thing you can do to to make your plants happy is to raise them by buying a pot stand online.
Nutrition: Friends in two phases, one of the fertilizers for growth with formula three 18, which contains more micro elements, is very good for brushing, causes better growth and branching of the plant. Give more flowers. I emphasize that it also flowers with Se 18 fertilizer, but it gives more flowers with flowering fertilizer !!
Fertilizers that contain cytokinin hormone cause better branching of the plant. Orchid fertilizers are also very good for him because it is possible for both the orchid and the cod to live in a tree where the same rain and the same nutrients reach the same pair.