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Dischidia minor, Dischidia nummularia, Kadul, Button Orchid

Dischidia minor, Dischidia nummularia

Kadul, Button Orchid
Family: Apocynaceae    (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: Malaya, Australia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Dischidia minor is a unique and captivating plant native to Malaya and Australia. Also known as Kadul and groundcover, the low-growing vine or creeper can reach a height of 2ft and is perfect for using as an ornamental foliage. It has pendent stems, and small button-like, silver-grey leaves, along with inflorescence that is an umbel of small white tubular flowers with a ring of sparse hairs inside. After the blooms have faded, masses of fluffy seeds develop.

Preferring a semi-shade position, Dischidia minor is an epiphyte and loves moderate water. It is also known for living in various environments, such as on paperbark trees, moss or bark, terrariums, and hanging baskets or pots. For drainage, the pot should have organic matter and coarse sand, and it should be semi-shaded. Bright light is suitable for the plant, but it should be kept out of direct sun.

In USDA zones 9-11, caring for a Dischidia minor includes watering, feeding, and misting. Water the plant moderately and only when the soil has dried out. Liquid feeding once a month with half strength is advised, and it's also recommended to mist the plant once or twice a week. In colder regions, it is best to grow the plant in a pot so that it can be moved indoors during winter.


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Dischidia minor, Dischidia nummularia, Kadul, Button Orchid
Dischidia minor, Dischidia nummularia, Kadul, Button Orchid


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Dischidia minor - Kadul, Button Orchid

Climbing by attaching its roots to the host tree, this epiphyte can reach a height 9 ft. It has pendent stems, and small button-like, silver-grey leaves. This little vine has cute little coin shaped leaves. It can be grown as a hanging basket or pot, or on moss or bark. It likes bright light but not direct sun over the plant. The mix needs to be kept moderately dry between waterings. They don't like too much water and misting the plant once or twice a week should do the job. Liquid feeding once a month with half strength is adequate. It is also good for terrariums.

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$32.95