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Dischidia bengalensis

Pronunciation: dis-KID-ee-uh ben-gal-EN-sis
Family: Apocynaceae
Common Name: Dischidia
Plant Type:
  • aquatic
  • vines and climbers
  • perennial
  • succulent and cactus
Height to: 10-12 ft
Width to: Over 40 ft
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 50 to 40ºF ZONE 11
Sun Exposure:
  • part sun
Bloom Season:
  • repeat bloomer
Bloom Description: Dischidia bengalensis produces small white flowers
Soil Type: Under glass, grow in epiphytic bromelaid mix, keep potbound
Toxic:
  • No
Plant Perks:
  • Suitable for Houseplant
  • Container Gardening
  • Attracts Butterflies
Pests and Diseases: Mealybugs
Propagation: Dischidia bengalensis can be propagated by stem cuttings, seed ( seeds need to be fresh)
Native to: China, India
Winter Sowing Zones: None
Notes for Identification:

1.Dischidia bengalensis looks just like D. albida except bengalensis has opposite leaves as opposed to alternate, it is part of the milkweed family, and is a hoya like relative with succulent thick leaves on a vine.

2.It grows long stems with small, wildly spaced oval leaves. It blooms white flowers. A fast grower and easier than most Dischidia, great for beginners.

3.A small succulent creeper with cute glossy foliage. Flowers are insignificant. This creeper also can be grown as an epiphyte . 4.attracts bees, butterflies, and birds 5.A fast-growing epiphyte, or "air plant.They are often sold attached to a piece of cork.Work well in terrariums.

Source: Various sources including The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and the USDA

 

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
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