Dischidia Ruscifolia, Million Hearts Variegated - Plant
Common name: Million Heart,Apocynaceae Juss. Country of Origin
Bloom time: Rarely flowers
Height: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Million hearts tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 6.1 and 6.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil.
Sunlight: Part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium to wet
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Dischidia also needs high humidity.
- Mist the plant every day or place the container on a saucer filled with pebbles and water.
- The water will evaporate and moisten the air while the pebbles will hold the sensitive roots out of the water.
- Dischidia doesn’t really need fertilizer but you should change the planting media every year.
- If you wish, apply a diluted by half liquid plant food when you water beginning in spring and stopping by September.
Under especially favorable circumstances, taro can reach 6 feet in height, with gigantic 24 inch heart shaped leaves. Their appearance immediately types them as tropical and they are very effective in pots and tubs and at waters edge with other tropical foliage.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Leaf hoppers and aphids are a problem only if present in great numbers. Corms, especially the cut corm top, are subject to rot if kept too moist initially, but once established, that’s unlikely to be a problem.
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