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Dischidia pectinoides, Ant Plant
Dischidia pectinoides, Ant Plant
Dischidia pectinoides, Ant Plant

DISCHIDIA PECTINOIDES
Ant Plant

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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 to Hoyas.

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







 

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