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Antplant 'Dischidia hirsuta'

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Dischidia hirsuta
Dischidia hirsuta is a special plant: some leaves are hollow, allowing ants to live in them. The flowers are small and usually red to pink of color. This so-called ant plant is a climbing plant, suitable for terrariums, hanging baskets or guided along 'For example' a flexible bow.
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Price: € 12.00
Dischidia hirsuta
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Plant type
plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
> 100 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal

Product info

Dischidia hirsuta is found in Thailand and the Philippines among other places and is a plant that grows epiphytically 'In trees'. Dischidia hirsuta lives in symbiosis with ants and is also known as an 'Ant plant'. The ants supply organic material to the plant and fend off ravenous insects. Dischidia plants are related to the more well-known Hoya plants 'Wax flowers'. It is a climbing plant.
Height:
4 cm
4 cm
Width:
4 cm
4 cm
Adult height:
> 100 cm
> 100 cm
Adult width:
> 100 cm
> 100 cm
Flower colour:
Orange/red
orange/red
Flower period:
All year
all year
Plant type:
Plant
plant
Product type:
Plant plug
plant plug
Plant type:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Creeping
creeping
Growth habit:
Epifytical
epifytical
Araflora info:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South-East Asia
South-East Asia
Altitude range:
0-500 m
0-500 m

Plant care

Don'T overwater this indoor or terrarium plant, once every two or three days suffices. Let the soil go 'Nearly' dry in between watering sessions. Ensure a properly porous medium, such as orchid mix. This plant thrives under high humidity. Bright, indirect, filtered light is optimal. When placed in a terrarium, the amount of light should be medium to intense. Under intense light, the the leaves will turn more red. When dry, the leaves will become more succulent 'Harder'.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Full light
full light
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Large
large
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
80-100%
80-100%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
20-30 °C
20-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
35 °C
35 °C
Temperature min:
10 °C
10 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
Little
little
Artificial light height:
20-40 cm
20-40 cm
Soil ph:
<5-7>
<5-7>
Soil type:
Peat/cocos
peat/cocos
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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