The secret to growing Dischidia ruscifolia is to use sphagnum moss as your media. Let it dry out between soakings and the plant will grow like gangbusters. This is a very handsome plant that any houseplant enthusiast should have in their collection.
Despite Dischidia ruscifolia supposedly being an easy plant to grow, I almost failed with it the first time I tried it. I planted the cuttings in soil, and they did not like it one bit. Right after this photo was taken the leaves yellowed, and I had to save it with cuttings. Tomorrow the secret to easily growing the plant.
Dischidia ruscifolia is a native of the Philippines where it can be found growing attached to trees or clinging to cliff walls.
The flowers of Dischidia ruscifolia appear at almost every internode and last a very long time. The flowers are extremely small no more than 1/8 of an inch (3.5 mm) long.
Dischidia ruscifolia also known as Million Hearts is one of my favorite houseplants. What makes this plant extra special is that it is exceptionally easy to grow.
This beats curtains any day – Hoya sp. aff. engleriana Vietnam and Dischidia ruscifolia in a bathroom window.
I would have to guess that this is the world’s first photo of a Hoya quinquenervia inserted into a Dischidia collyris flower cluster. No reason for it other than it is slow right now, and I have both of these plants flowering at the same time.
Dischidia collyris has not stopped flowering all winter long. Here is a photo from yesterday:
I would urge all of you Hoya lovers out there to pick up at least one or two Dischidia to try, as they are in the same family as Hoyas, and can be something a little different to fool around with.
I’m trying to move away from growing mounted Dischidia as it is quite a lot of work. I have to fully immerse the mounted specimen every day or two into a nutrient solution to hydrate the plant, which can get pretty old in a hurry.