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Dischidia pectinoides 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. It is an epiphyte vine related
Dischidia pectinoides can be successfully grown indoors
in bright shade, but
avoid AC drafts and choose a room with plenty of light
but not direct sun over
the plant. They are an air plant and should not be grown
in soil. Normally small, hanging baskets with an 'Orchid
Bark Mix' is used. Smaller pots are preferred.
The mix needs to be kept moderately dry between waterings.
They don't like
too much water and misting the plant once or twice a week
should do the job. Liquid feeding once a month with half
strength is adequate. The plant will grow better if kept
above 55° all the time and should flower most of the
year. The flowers are red and small.
FAMILY : Asclepiadaceae
ORIGIN : Philippines
SIZE : small vine
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : bright shade
WATER REQUIREMENTS : let dry before watering
MIN. TEMP. : cold sensitive; keep above mid 50's
FLOWER : throughout the year