Dischidia Ruscifolia, Million Hearts ( Green ) - Plant
Description for Dischidia Ruscifolia, Million Hearts ( Green )
Taro may be started from a bulb (actually a corm), a cormel (the small corms that form as offsets of the parent corm), offshoots of the parent corm, or even the top Ã‚Â½ inch of the parent corm with about the first 8 to 10 inches of the leaf petioles (stems).
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Dischidia myrtillus||White||Rarely flowers||3.00 to 5.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Also, select a site that gets full sun. For dependable blooms, plants need six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day. If itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun or get spindly and fall over. Most of the popular varieties prefer acidic to neutral soil, but some are lime-tolerant or prefer alkaline soils.
|Part shade||well-drained soil||Medium to wet||65Ã‚Â° F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Dischidia Ruscifolia
- Do not prune plants in the fall. Simply cut off any dead or diseased canes.Stop fertilizing 6 weeks before the first frost but continue watering during dry autumn weather to help keep plants fortified during the dry winter.Mound, mulch, or add compost after a few frosts but before the ground freezes.
Typical uses of Dischidia Ruscifolia
Special features: 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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.