Million hearts plant, Dischidia ruscifolia variegated - Plant
Description for Dischidia Ruscifolia, Million Hearts Variegated
This decorative plant comprises stiff, slender green shoots that grow to 3.3 feet in length before taking root at the tip and continuing, which are densely decorated in pairs of stiff, succulent, heart-shaped leaves; hence the name Million Hearts. Many tiny white flowers appear on the internodes and remain for long periods of time.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Million Heart,Apocynaceae Juss,Country of Origin||Yellowish||Flowers appear when the plant is still young throughout the year and remain for long periods of time.||3 to 5 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Part shade||Well drained soil||Medium to wet||55 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Dischidia Ruscifolia
- 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 doesnt 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.
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
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