Species: Dischidia ovata
Common name(s): Watermelon Dischidia
Native to: New Guinea, Australia, East Asia
Temperature preferences: Warm to cool growing
Water preferences: Medium moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Terrestrial or Epiphytic
General Information and Care: Dischidia ovata, also known as the Watermelon Dischidia, is a wonderful vine in a terrarium. This species does best as a cascading species, meaning it should be planted higher up in a terrarium and allowed to grow down. There are very few other cascading species that do well in terrariums. The leaves on this species are typically an inch or less in diameter. They are also a beautiful hue of green with gorgeous white markings which is how it came about being called the Watermelon Dischidia. Additionally, when the leaves are grown under bright light, they get a fantastic red hue to them.
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 4
Shipped Size: Cutting with at least 6 leaves.