Why Hoya darwinii Is Called The Ant Plant

The nearly impossible to grow Hoya darwinii is growing all over the power cords in the tent. I will need to chop it up soon so that the tent can be replaced. What is interesting is up near the top of the tent, it produced the characteristic ant leaf that gave it the common name ‘Ant Plant’. In the wild ants colonize these leaves and their waste fertilizes the plant. This photo is not very good, but you will get the idea.