Category Archives: Dischidia

Plants Hanging Around The Yard – Dischidia pectinoides

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.

Final Day with Dischidia astephana

It remains to be seen how I will make out with this plant long term trying to provide cool humid conditions.  I am however very happy that I got to experience the plant first hand and take photographs of its tiny but amazing flowers.

Care of Dischidia astephana

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.

Growing Dischidia ruscifolia Part Two

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.

Growing Dischidia ruscifolia Part One

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.