Ant plant, Myrmecodia beccarii is an ant plant that is endemic to Australia. It only occurs in the mangroves and lowland forests found around Cairns and northern Cape York. It has a dark brown caudex and brown stems that form a nice contrast to the light green leaves, blue flowers and red berries. Propagated through seeds.
Watering should be done when the substrate first begins to look or feel dry. Do not let the ant plants dry out completely. Leaf drop is a symptom of too little water.
A symbiotic relationship exists between the plant and the ants; the plant provides a protective shelter for the ants, in turn the ants provide additional nutrients to the plant with its food leftovers.