Dischidia pectenoides D26

Exceptional species that grows two types of leaves: A. thin leaves measuring 2cm x 1cm and B. swollen pocket-shaped leaves measuring up to 9cm x 6.5cm x 5cm. These pods, in the forest, are often filled with organic debris and provide bed & breakfast for ant colonies!

Cascading foliage – stunning in a hanging terrarium or shell.

Blooms: Tiny urn-shaped scarlet-coloured flowers produced in umbels of 1-5 blooms.
Sun exposure: Medium to bright indirect light.
Water requirement: Thrives on high levels of humidity. Loves to live in a well-lit bathroom. Mist foliage daily. Appreciates moisture but will not tolerate roots being overly damp. Grows well in sphagnum moss.
Maintenance: Low. Repot annually. Half strength doses of liquid fertiliser in growing period.
Special note: Known as Dischidia vidalii, 'Kangaroo Pocket' or 'Ant Plant'. WAOL permitted. Close relative of hoya. Roots on this species are often very fine. Order limits apply.

Each living plant is unique and may vary in size, colour, or shape depending on the season. Flowering plants are sent when available. Plants are sent bare-rooted.

Type: hoyas

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