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Dischidiopsis parasitica, Dischidiopsis philippinensis, Conchophyllum philippinense, Marsdenia parasitica, Fuchsia Bud, Dildo Flower

Dischidiopsis parasitica, Dischidiopsis philippinensis, Conchophyllum philippinense, Marsdenia parasitica

Fuchsia Bud, Dildo Flower
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: Philippines
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

In regard to caring for Dischidiopsis parasitica, It should be kept in semi-shade, where temperatures should remain fairly gentle, with regular water and good drainage to prevent over watering. It would be better to water the soil at the base of the plant, ensuring its roots stay well in contact with the soil. During spring and summer, the vine needs moderate water with a sprinkle of compost or slow release fertilizers. During winter a well drained potting mix is required in order to prevent water retention.

For cold regions, Dischidiopsis parasitica can be grown in pots that should be placed in areas that receive full morning sunlight. Supplying enough warmth and mulch in the pot improves its growth. Water should be given only when the soil has become dry and drained. It will require watering less frequent in winter when the weather becomes colder.

Dischidiopsis parasitica produces charming, red and crimson vinous colored blooms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It will bloom through the whole year, so you can enjoy its beautiful flowers during any season. This beautiful plant can be perfect in your home, garden or terrace, adding a touch of color and character to it. This is truly a fascinating and beautiful plant that you won't want to miss having!


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Dischidiopsis parasitica, Dischidiopsis philippinensis, Conchophyllum philippinense, Marsdenia parasitica, Fuchsia Bud, Dildo Flower
Dischidiopsis parasitica, Dischidiopsis philippinensis, Conchophyllum philippinense, Marsdenia parasitica, Fuchsia Bud, Dildo Flower
Dischidiopsis parasitica, Dischidiopsis philippinensis, Conchophyllum philippinense, Marsdenia parasitica, Fuchsia Bud, Dildo Flower


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/dischidiopsis_parasitica.htm

Dischidiopsis - Fuchsia Bud

This is a very cute and unique plant from the Philippines and SE Asia that belongs to Hoya and Dischidia family. It's a vigorous growing vine with boat shaped leaves. Very easy to grow and it is a really good bloomer! A lot of Dischidias don't have the most showy flowers, but this plant has very cute fuchsia colored flowers, and the buds never fully open up! They look like little bulbs or dildos. Great as a house plant that doesn't need much maintenance. Grows well in hanging baskets in shade/filtered light and doesn't need a lot of water. The potting soil should be very well drained and porous.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is not certified for shipping to California. Do not order it for shipping to California address.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot