Dischidia Watermelon

SKU: MYBG-FLOW-DISC-WADI
filler
Rs.425
Pot size: 3"

Water Requirement

Daily

Genus

Dischidia

Flower Color

Yellow

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Maintenance

Low

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Indoor Filtered Light,Outdoor Shade

Use

Balcony,Hanging,Low Maintenance

Product Description

Watermelon Dischidia have striped tiny 1/2" leaves, dark green and white. The beautiful foliage resembles little watermelons. The flowers are greenish-yellow with purple lines, but this plant is grown for it's beautiful leaves.

Dischidia Ovata

Family

Apocynaceae

Origin

New Guinea

Description

Watermelon Dischidia have striped tiny 1/2" leaves, dark green and white. The beautiful foliage resembles little watermelons. The flowers are greenish-yellow with purple lines, but this plant is grown for it's beautiful leaves. When Dischidia finishes blooming, leave the flower stalk, as it may produce new flowers. Removing the stalk forces the plant to produce a new stalk, which delays blooming and wastes the plant s energy.

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.

Environment

Easy to grow & don t require much attention. Dischidia do best in filtered light or with lots of artificial light in indoors.

Dischidia plants don t ask for much, beyond the well-draining soil and the warm humid conditions ((similar to bromeliads and orchids)

They are epyphite, can be grown in orchid medium or light potting mix with lots of bark conditioner. 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.

Landscape Use

It makes a nice hanging basket, but also does really well as a mounted plant

Dischidias are "Hoya cousins!" They are easy to grow and don't require much attention. They do best outside in filtered light or indoors with lots of light. They like to have good drainage.
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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