Tender Loving Care Advice for Dischidia nummularia in hanging basket :
Dischidia nummularia is an epiphytic climbing plant that belongs to the genus Dischidia. A native of Singapore, also commonly known as Pebble Beach and Button Orchid - a misnomer as it is not at all an orchid.
This plant has wiry stems adorned with tiny opposite lens shaped leaves. Its flowers are small and often not significant. Being epiphytic in nature, this plant grows best in moist and porous substrates. Nowadays, they are cultivated in wound round pieces of driftwood or in hanging baskets with coconut husk chunks. The plant is non-toxic to human and pets.
Light: It prefers medium to strong filtered light in well ventilated areas.
Water: Regular misting prefers. Plants are susceptible to root rot, avoid over watering and the use of high moisture retention substrate.
Soil: It prefers porous, breathable substrates such as coconut fibers (in chunks), fern twigs, loose barks etc.
Fertilizer: Apply fertilizer once every two to three months with diluted strength of balanced fertilizer.
Pests & diseases: Relatively pest resistance. The only possible common pests that bug dischidia plants include spider mites, aphids and mealy bugs. If possible, identify the infestation as early as possible and treat it with the least toxic option.
*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual size & arrangement may differ from photo.