Cordelia, the Codonanthe devosiana
DECEMBER 2022 HOLIDAY SHIPPING NOTICE: Live plant orders must be placed by noon (MST) on Monday, December 12th. After this deadline, the inventory will drop to zero to prevent accidental ordering. Inventory will reappear on December 27th and shipping will resume on January 2nd. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, we will be checking messages consistently during this time.
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 Epiphyte 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 has begun… as a heartfelt thank you, this year we are including free winter protection (thermal insulation liners every time and heat packs as necessary) in each box. *Free winter protection only available through website orders, not our Etsy shop
- 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