Hydnophytum papuanum- Maze Plant

Hydnophytum papuanum

Home of ants

The Maze Plant (Hydnophytum papuanum) is known to be the home of the ants. They are native to Southeast Asia and belong to the plant family Rubiaceae. This is a genus of ant-plant.

What are the common names for Hydnophytum papuanum?

Ant plant and Maze plant are the most common names. The Scientific name is Hydnophytum moseleyanum Becc.


Sub Classeuasterid I
Sub FamilyRubioideae
Sub TribeHydnophytinae

Flowering data:

Bloom TimeGenerally, the blooms in spring, summer
Flower colourPurple/Lavender
Plant typeAnt-plant
Origin/nativeNew Guinea

How much watering is necessary for the Maze Plant?

Water so that the soil dries every week, and don’t allow the plant to be soggy.

What soil is good for the Maze Plant?

Well-drained soil with a pH of 6-7 is recommended for the Maze plant. The soil should be moist, but not soggy.

What climate does the Maze Plant like?

The Maze plant is an indoor plant that likes specifically bright light away from direct sunlight. The temperature should be around 18-26 degrees c (warm room temperature). Does not require a lot of maintenance.

Hydnophytum Papuanum growth

The plant is almost 1 to 2 inches wide but grows to 4 inches in the pot.

Read more about plants from Asia

Stavern Blomstermakeri has written many blogs on plants originating form Asia. Here are some examples:

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