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Dischidia ovata, Hoya Watermelon, Dischidia Watermelon

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 Dischidia ovata
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Hoya Watermelon, Dischidia Watermelon
Origin: New Guinea
Vine or creeperShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Miniature hoya with striped tiny 1/2" leaves, dark green and white, exactly like watermelon stripes! Very unusual and eye-catching. It's an epyphite, can be grown in orchid medium or light potting mix with lots of bark conditioner. Beautiful house plant.


 Dischidia ovata, Hoya Watermelon, Dischidia Watermelon

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Dischidia ovata, Hoya Watermelon, Dischidia Watermelon

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Dischidia pectenoides, Ant Plant

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Ant Plant
Origin: Philippines
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowers

Dischidia pectenoides is a curious little climber. Some of its leaves look like tiny balloons. In nature, the balloon type leaves provide shelter for ants in exchange for carbon dioxide. Has tiny red flowers. The wiry stems of this species are thin, twining, and rooting freely. It has oblong leaves that taper at the apex, and grow 3/4-inch long, and 3/8-inch wide. Some leaves are hollow, pear-shaped, and grow to 4-inches long, opening at the base. This foliage is used as a food storage area for ants. The whole plant is greyish-green, except the small, purplish-red flowers that appear in the leaf axils in spring. To grow this plant successfully, place it in a warm, shady position with something to twine its branches around. The older this plant gets, the faster it produces growth.


 Dischidia pectenoides, Ant Plant

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Dischidia pectenoides, Ant Plant

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Dischidia pectenoides, Ant Plant

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Dischidia platyphylla, Dischidia

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Dischidia
Origin: Phillipine Islands
ShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Growing to 6-feet long, this climbing vine has many thin, twining branches. The leaves are opposite, and some foliage is small, greyish-green, and oval. They also have food storage leaves that are larger, and kidney shaped. Buff colored flowers grow to 1/8-inch in diameter. These blooms are shaped like water pitchers, and occur in the leaf axils. Fresh seed or cuttings can be used to start this plant. Keep this species in a heated, moist greenhouse in cool climates as it is a drought, and frost tender plant.It grows in rainforests, and only grows as an epiphyte.


 Dischidia platyphylla, Dischidia

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Dischidia platyphylla, Dischidia

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Dischidia platyphylla, Dischidia

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

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Ant Plant, Malayan Urn Vine, Rattle Sculls
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

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

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Dischidia ruscifolia, Million Hearts

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Million Hearts
Origin: Philippines
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliage

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.


 Dischidia ruscifolia, Million Hearts

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Dischidia sp., Thailand blush

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Thailand blush
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate water

Grows up to 6 ft long, this climbing vine has many thin, twining branches. The leaves are opposite, and some foliage small, greyish-green, and oval. They also have food storage leaves that are larger, and kidney shaped. Keep this species in a heated, moist greenhouse in cool climates as it is a drought, and frost tender plant.It grows in rainforests, and only grows as an epiphyte.


 Dischidia sp., Thailand blush

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Dischidia sp., Thailand blush

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Dischidia sp., Thailand blush

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Dischidia sp., Thailand blush

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Fockea angustifolia, Fockea tugelensis, Fockea

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Fockea
Origin: South Africa
CaudexVine or creeperSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowers

Fockea angustifolia is a climbing, perennial, succulent plant producing several stems from a tuberous rootstock. The stems can be erect or climbing, supporting themselves by twining around other plants. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres in diameter and 40 centimetres long, the vines can reach one and a half meter. The flowers are from greenish to white, and vary in size, depending on the origin.

The plant is harvested from the wild for its large, edible root, which is eaten locally.


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Fockea edulis, Fockea

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Fockea
Origin: South Africa
CaudexVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterIrritatingDeciduous

Fockea edulis is a caudiciform vine, with a tuber that may reach up to 12" in diameter in cultivation. Fockea edulis needs full sun to light shade. The tuber should always be shaded. Water regularly in summer and water only enough to keep the tuber from shriveling in winter. It is deciduous and all foliage will be lost in the winter dormancy period. Since it is a vine, some type of support is needed.In the wild, the caudex is partially or totally buried. It tends to grow faster when buried. Fockea edulis is best propagated from seed. The tuber is edible after the alkaloids in the latex have been inactivated by cooking. Some parts of the plants are also poisonous.


 Fockea edulis, Fockea

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Fockea edulis, Fockea

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Fockea multiflora, Elephant Vines, Python Kambro, Pythonranke, Pythonwein

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Elephant Vines, Python Kambro, Pythonranke, Pythonwein
Origin: Eastern Africa
CaudexLarge shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunModerate water
  


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Funastrum clausum, Sarcostemma clausum , White Milkweed-vine

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Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
White Milkweed-vine
Origin: Florida
Vine or creeperFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

It has a variety of horticultural uses and can be grown in a moist, sunny area wherever a vigorous, freely flowering vine is desired. It is also highly recommended for insect and butterfly gardens since the sweetly fragrant flowers attract a wide variety of insects and the foliage is eaten by the caterpillars of monarch, queen, and soldier butterflies.


 Funastrum clausum, Sarcostemma clausum , White Milkweed-vine

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Funastrum clausum, Sarcostemma clausum , White Milkweed-vine

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