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Antplant 'Dischidia imbricata'

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Dischidia imbricata

Dischidia imbricata is an exotic plant which provides ants with a nest. Aside from regular leaves, this plant also has extraordinary large disc-shaped leaves, under which the ants can live. When in bloom, numerous small urn-shaped flowers liven up the plant. It is suitable for in a terrarium or as an indoor hanging or climbing plant.

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Price: € 15.42
Dischidia imbricata
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Dischidia imbricata Dischidia imbricata
Plant type
plant
Plant type
antplant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
75 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal

Product info

Dischidia imbricata is found in the nature of Thailand, on Indonesia and on some of the surrounding islands. Almost all 80 types of Dischidia, including the D. imbricata, are epiphytes 'Which live on trees' and often grow in ant nests. In the space below the large disc-shaped leave so-called adventive roots grow, which play a part in the symbiosis with the ants. These roots absorb food from the waste the ants leave behind. The ants also fend off other insects for the plant. Dischidias are sometimes called urn plants due to the shape of their flowers.

Height:
15 cm
15 cm
Width:
8 cm
8 cm
Adult height:
< 5 cm
< 5 cm
Adult width:
75 cm
75 cm
Flower colour:
Green
green
Flower period:
All year
all year
Plant type:
Plant
plant
Product type:
Plant plug
plant plug
Plant type:
Antplant
antplant
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:
0-1500 m
0-1500 m

Plant care

Don'T overwater the Dischidia imbricata, once every two or three days suffices. Let the soil go 'Nearly' dry in between watering sessions. Use a properly porous soil, 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:
Normal
normal
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:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
80-100%
80-100%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
10-30 °C
10-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
Little
little
Artificial light height:
20-40 cm
20-40 cm
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Peat/cocos
peat/cocos
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years
 

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