Dischidia ruscifolia, Million Hearts

Dischidia ruscifolia

Million Hearts
Family: Apocynaceae    (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: Philippines
USDA Zone: 11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Nicknamed Million Hearts because of the long, vining stems that are laden with pairs of heart-shaped, bright green leaves. This plant has a delicate cascading habit, and its vines can grow upwards of 3 feet long. Tiny heart shaped leaves and tiny, white, honey-scented flowers. Needs a well-drained soil mix, such as orchid bark or compost and moderate light.

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