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Dischidia rafflesiana, Dischidia major, Ant Plant, Malayan Urn Vine, Rattle Sculls

Dischidia rafflesiana, Dischidia major

Ant Plant, Malayan Urn Vine, Rattle Sculls
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: India to Australia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterOrnamental foliage

An unusual succulent/epyphite vine with inflated, hollow leaves resembling baloons, in nature used by ants for nesting. It is a strange Hoya relative with modified leaves that look like a cluster of bananas. These leaves house ants in the wild; the ants get a free house and the plant gets protection from predatory insects. This tropical epiphyte can be grown in moss, orchid bark, or on bark. It also has round coin-like more normal leaves. Likes warmth, bright light, and high humidity. Grows to about 16-feet long, having many wiry, and twining stems. On the stems, adventitious roots form at the leaf joints to attach it to the host plant. The leaves are opposite, starting small, and rounded, then the modified food storage leaves becoming large, pitcher-like, and hollow. However, the cavity in the leaf fills with its own roots. These leaves are fleshy, green outside, and purplish inside. Flowers are yellowish, fleshy, and arranged in umbels. USDA Zone 11. Easy to grow as a houseplant or in the drier areas of terrariums. Likes bright light and needs to dry out between watering.



Dischidia rafflesiana, Dischidia major, Ant Plant, Malayan Urn Vine, Rattle Sculls
Dischidia rafflesiana, Dischidia major, Ant Plant, Malayan Urn Vine, Rattle Sculls
Dischidia rafflesiana, Dischidia major, Ant Plant, Malayan Urn Vine, Rattle Sculls
Dischidia rafflesiana, Dischidia major, Ant Plant, Malayan Urn Vine, Rattle Sculls


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Dischidia ruscifolia, Million Hearts

Dischidia ruscifolia

Million Hearts
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: Philippines
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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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Dischidia ruscifolia - Million Hearts

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.

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Orchidasm - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
 


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
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

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.



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


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