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Antplant 'Dischidia major' 'L'

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Dischidia major 'L'

Dischidia major is an exotic plant with intriguing hollow leaves which in nature are used by ants to nest in. The small, charming yellow-green striped urn-shaped flowers give the flower extra appeal. Suitable for terrarium or as an indoor hanging or climbing plant.

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Dischidia major
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Plant type
plant
Plant type
antplant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
80 cm
Light
full light
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal

Product info

Dischidia major is found from Thailand to Northern Australia and on Indonesia and its surrounding islands. Nearly all types of Dischidia, including the D. major, are epiphytes 'Which live on trees' and often they grow in ant nests. Aside form its common succulent leaves, the plant also has tongue-shaped hollow leaves in which ants can live. The symbiosis with ants provides the plant with nutrition from organic material supplied by the ants, as well as protection against other insects. The plant'S urn-shaped flowers are the reason it is also known as an 'Urn plant'.

Height:
10 cm
10 cm
Width:
8 cm
8 cm
Adult height:
100 cm
100 cm
Adult width:
80 cm
80 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:
Slow
slow
Araflora info:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South-East Asia
South-East Asia
Altitude range:
0-1500 m
0-1500 m

Plant care

Dischidia major shouldn'T receive too much water, once every two or three days is plenty. Let the soil go 'Nearly' dry in between watering sessions. Ensure a its soil is 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:
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:
60-80%
60-80%
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:
30 °C
30 °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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