Dischidia Ruscifolia, Million Hearts Variegated - Plant
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||-||-||3.00 to 4.00 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.
|Partial sun||well-drained soil||Keep soil moist||55Â°||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 doesnâ€™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.
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.
Culinary use: na
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: na