Who would have thought that Dischida pectinoides could make such a wonderful hanging basket. I bought this plant back in April in a Lowes here in VT, and have enjoyed the heck out of it. I had this plant a few years ago where it flowered, produced seedpods and the strange hollow drum shaped leaves. So far this has not happened to this one.
I’ve had this plant for a long time, and I just like it as a foliage plant; it is wonderfully easy; everyone should have one.
I love this trouble free Hoya relative that happily lives out its life growing in nothing but sphagnum moss. Here is a photo of its tiny flowers taken this morning:
Warm and humid is easy for me to provide using my grow tents, but cool and humid has always been a challenge for me. I am currently soaking my Dischidia astephana daily from 5-10 minutes while I care for the rest of the plants in the tent in which it resides. It lives under a strong LED light and has grown well for me, but has not flowered since I received the plant last September.
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.