Cordelia, the Codonanthe devosiana
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**Our online shop will be restocked December 28th, but you can always call before then for local availability! 970-223-4769
Meet Cordelia! She’s got a PhD in evolutionary biology and knows A LOT of science. Preferring to spend her time doing fieldwork out in the open rather than data entry in a lab, Cordelia sends long trailing green tendrils out of her pot. Brains and beauty mix with this one when she becomes covered in lovely white flowers! Cordelia has struck up a symbiotic relationship with the ants she studies and her epiphytic self would love to tell you all about it.
We recommend planting this plug in our regular potting soil.
This plant ships as a 1″ fully rooted starter plant, as shown in the second photo. It will come wrapped in moss and tucked in a growers pot for safety. The terra cotta pot with the mature plant, shown in the first photo, is not included.
If you order multiple plants, we put them together in one pot so they stay moist and insulated. If you think we haven’t sent the full order, please take out the plants from the pot first to count them.
**Winter Shipping** Our plants are considered tropical and cannot survive for extended periods in temperatures below 40° F. Even if it’s warm where you are, remember that these plants are shipping from Northern Colorado! We require that you order a heat pack to add to your shipping box, this will help protect your plants from cold and frost. We will activate it as soon as it ships and it heats for 72+hours. Please understand we will not be responsible at all for damage due to cold weather if a heat pack is not added to the order. So, show your plants some love and get them a warming buddy!
(One heat pack is sufficient for a whole order)
Purchase heat pack HERE
-2021 HOLIDAY SHIPPING DATES AND CLOSURES-
Last day to order with Priority Shipping: Sunday November 21st by noon MST
Last day to order with FedEx: Sunday November 28th by noon MST
Ordering will resume as normal on Tuesday, December 28th
- Botanical name: Codonanthe devosiana ‘Paula’
- Codonanthe plant has a special relationship with ants and is often found growing epiphytically in ant nests in the more Southern Americas. The ants are attracted to the sugars produced at the base of the sepals and bring seeds back to the nest where they germinate. The epiphytic codonanthe plant’s roots help hold the ant nest together. Symbiosis!
- Codonanthe is a rare houseplant in the African violet family.
- Grow codonanthe in a bright spot, but protected from too much direct sun.
- Water when the top inch or so of the soil is dry.
- Generally non-toxic.
- Skill Level: Intermediate