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Dischidia

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Dischidia

Its name derives from Greek and literally means "divided into two parts". It is a wonderful tropical plant that in nature tends to grow as an epiphyte, i.e. it finds support in neighboring plants and uses its aerial roots to capture moisture from the air. It has very interesting characteristic balloon shapes, very ornamental and extravagant, able to retain water to use in drought periods. Because of their climbing or creeping habit, they are perfect plants to hang in baskets to show their cascade of pretty round leaves! Another advantage they possess is undoubtedly their simplicity of cultivation, which makes them also suitable for offices or commercial places, excellent for decorating any indoor environment with their incredible exotic charm! Here are some easy tips for its care and cultivation: It requires a lot of light throughout the year, however, avoid direct sunlight especially during the hottest hours of the day. It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 15 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period. Water moderately and only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water it once a week in spring and summer, and reduce watering to once every two months in autumn and winter. The best soil is a well draining one, for example formed by a mix of peat and pumice so that water does not stagnate. They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.