Dischidia Million Hearts
Dischidia Ruscifolia, aka Million Hearts, gets its name from the way its vining stems are laden with pairs of green, heart-shaped leaves. It has a delicate cascading habit, and can grow upwards of 3 feet long! Closely related to the Hoya genus, Dischidia has similarly firm, semi-succulent foliage. Growing as an epiphyte in the forests of its native habitat in the Philippines, this plant also makes a great candidate for mounting as it requires little root space to thrive.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 4 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. wrinkly or soft leaves).
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
Water thoroughly but allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings, when the leaves are slightly wrinkled and puckered, it is time to water. Prune the plant to maintain size.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.