Dischidia is an epiphytic small growing tropical succulent plant, related to a Hoya, with trailing stems. These plants grows on supports such as tree trunks or branches. Their stems may produce roots along the nodes to absorb nutrients and water and provide additional support for the plant.
Dischidia aff bengalensis is a hoya-like relative with succulent thick narrow leaves on a vine. Flowers are small and white. A fast growing vining succulent creeper that may be grown on dead wood with the aid of moss.
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.
Grow Dischidia in medium to bright filtered light or with lots of artificial light in indoors. Dischidia also needs high humidity. Mist the plant every day or place the container on a saucer filled with pebbles and water. The water will evaporate and moisten the air while the pebbles will hold the sensitive roots out of the water.They need warm humid conditions ((similar to bromeliads and orchids)
Water Dischidia when the soil surface starts to dry. The plant is fairly drought tolerant . Dischidia plants don't ask for much, beyond the well-draining soil and the
Plant Dischidia in a loose, well-draining soil designed for epiphytic plants; it is usually composed of coconut husk or shredded bark. Dischidia like the security of a snug pot, and plants that are a bit root bound will flower more prolifically than those that are swimming around in a giant pot.
Dischidia doesn't really need fertilizer but you should change the planting media every year.
It makes a nice hanging basket, but also does really well as a mounted plant
Fertilizer is average and it is best to avoid freezing temperatures. Dischidias do flower, ususally during the warmer months. The flowers usually arent very showy or fragrant. Dischidias are plants you enjoy for their beautiful foliage and in hanging baskets or mounted.
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