Dischidia Nummularia "Ideaminubu"
OVERVIEW+ Comes in an 4" plastic container.
Dischidia are often considered Hoya cousins. Created and patented by Khun Thumrong Suphachadiwong from Plants and Ideas in Thailand this dischidia resembles dragon scales, hence its nickname "dragon jade"
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Dischidia
Dischidia Nummularia "Ideaminubu" / Dragon Jade
Typically can reach over 24" in length when in a hanging basket.
Dischidia do not prefer temperatures below 50 degrees F.
Considered a mid-level plant, due to the nature of its clustered leaves and tiny roots, without proper maintenance and observation can lead to root rot or potential problems with mealy bugs if any get into its crevices.
Dischidia prefers bright indirect light with some partial shade.
They like their soil to be dried out before a new watering. Being an epiphytic they are used to getting their moisture from the air, and do not tolerate boggy medium. They also prefer high humidity, so place on pebble tray.
A good mix of 50% potting soil (or coir) to 50% bark (or coconut husks).
DOES IT FLOWER?
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?
All Dischidia are considered toxic (as they produce sap similar to the milkweed), but not necessarily poisonous, the amount of ingestion varies from animal, but on a whole the ASPCA regards them as safe to have around pets and children.
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
Yes. These can be propagated anytime using stem tip cuttings. Simply cut off a stem, strip off the bottom leaves, and water propagate it until new roots form (usually a couple of weeks); when formed, stick in soil.
Common Pests: Spider Mites and Mealy bugs / Common diseases: root rot due to overwatering.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.