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Ants


It's about 98 degrees outside, so I went out and turned the water on the Buddha's hand and other new plantings that are not under automatic irrigation. The "hand" is close to the bull's horn acacia [which has automatic irrigation] and I noticed that ants have discovered the bull's horn and probably colonized it. That's a good sign. The plant needs that relationship for protection from other insects.

It also dawned on me [duh] that the horns form at the base of leaves. I had some misguided idea that they were seed pods. Wonder how long it takes them to bloom? Wonder if I can grow them from seed? Wonder if I do, what I'll do with them?

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
Zone 10
27.0 N, 82.4 W

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