A fascinating vining plant that produces two types of leaves. Along with ordinary leaves, it develops large pouch-like leaves containing modified root structures that can absorb nutrients. When grown outdoors ants enter into the pouch through a small opening and use the hollow leaves for shelter and food storage. In return the plant is nourished by the carbon dioxide and waste the ants provide. Produces small red flowers year-round followed by interesting seed pods. This epiphyte is native to the Philippines where it grows on trees for support.
A terrific plant for pots or hanging baskets indoors or out. Ideal for growing in a container and training to a small trellis. May be displayed outdoors in warmer weather.