Dischidia is a genus of plants in the Milkweed family, Apocynaceae. They are trailing, twining or scandent, succulent epiphytes native to tropical areas of China, India and most areas of Indo-China. … You can also browse succulents by Scientific Name, Common Name, Family, USDA Hardiness Zone, Origin, or cacti by Genus.
Keeping this in view, how do you take care of Dischidia?
Care of Dischidia requires indirect light for at least half the day. Avoid placing ant plant near doors or windows where drafts can stress the plant. The best medium for Dischidia ant plants is one that is composed of shredded bark or coconut husks. These plants appreciate high humidity and good ventilation.
Similarly one may ask, is Dischidia an indoor plant?
Million hearts is a fun houseplant with small, heart-shaped leaves that clasp the plant’s trailing stems. Pebble Beach dischidia is a cute indoor plant with little cup-shaped leaves splashed with cream and gray-green.
How often should you water Dischidia?
Too much water in the planting medium will cause the delicate roots of this plant to rot, so water only about every two or three days. To be safe, let the planting medium dry out slightly between each watering.
Dischidia are easily propagated from stem-cuttings. Cut short segments of the stem and let them heal and dry. Then put them on top of some moist sphagnum moss – strings may be needed to secure them in place.
As ant detritus builds up inside, the roots begin to extract nutrients. This is highly beneficial for an epiphytic plant as nutrients are often in short supply up in the canopy. In effect, the ants are paying rent in return for a place to live. Growing these plants can take some time but the payoff is worth.
Dischidia imbricata | Rare 1
Dischidia imbricata is a succulent-like houseplant that features trailing stems. It’s native to the tropical areas of China and in its natural environment they grow on trees and rocks. These spectacular plants can trail and climb making them quite unique!
Damaged roots can’t absorb water, thus no water gets to the leaves, which get soft and ultimately turn yellow and fall off. Oddly enough, if the soil is too dry, the effect on the leaves will be the same: the leaves don’t get moisture, they get soft, turn yellow, and fall off.
Dischidia Nummularia Shriveling? Lastly, I wanted to talk a bit about if you see your Dischidia leaves shriveling. This is normally due to either your plant going too dry or being kept wet for too long.
Home care: Water regularly during the warmer months, making sure that all the excess water can drain away freely. Try to maintain even temperatures, so avoid planting next to a radiator or in a draughty spot. Keep drier in winter, only watering when the compost gets quite dry.
Dischidia are slow growers, but twitch the correct humidity, watering and appreciation, growth will occur. Dischidia Platyphylla is very easy to care for as long as you keep it in a bright spot and are careful with water. This species is epiphytic in its natural habitat, which means it’s actually an air plant.
This decorative plant comprises stiff, slender green shoots that grow to 3.3 feet in length before taking root at the tip and continuing, which are densely decorated in pairs of stiff, succulent, heart-shaped leaves; hence the name “Million Hearts“.
Mist all the foliage so that the water can absorb through the leaves. The plant can also be submerged in water for two to three minutes, once a week for a more thorough watering.