newly acquired Dischidia, Million hearts

hookilau(long island NY)August 20, 2012

I recently got my hands on several Dischidia cuttings via Ebay after an unfruitful search locally over the course of several weeks.

They arrived in a very light mix that looks like the 511 but with styrofoam balls in place of perlite, though I could be wrong. My plan is to pot up individual cuttings in a gritty mix. Since I see there are what look like aerial roots & I've read it's epiphytic, so I'm wondering if I should coil each cutting around the circumference of the 4" pot in order to get a nice full plant.

If you keep or have kept this plant any thoughts, advice or considerations would be greatly appreciated =)

Antoinette

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Even w/o experience with the plant, it looks like you could just cut pieces with a couple of sets of leaves & lay them on the soil where they should root. Use a Ziploc bag with an opening at the top until the plants are rooted. That's what I'd do if your stated goal was my goal. ;-)

The coiling plan should work, too.

Al

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 4:52PM
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hookilau(long island NY)

Hi Al :) thanks for affirming that coiling is a viable idea. I like a neat habit & well, all the plants I saw online must've been neatly groomed on the regular (& mature) cause I can see how this plant can get outta hand :)

It has such a interesting habit, I thought someone might have additional ideas of how to display other than the usual hanging basket.

Antoinette

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 9:13PM
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