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There is something very serene and stable when I come and spend time in my Garden. These are my quiet moments where I seek God - listening and finding myself in that reflection. There are times when I'm not able to blog, If you have any questions or queries Do seek me out in Facebook and I will try my best to help you out.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Something that is called "Duit-Duit"



I cannot find this plant's name, the closest I got was a felt fern but this is definitely not from a fern genes. So back to the research board (which is the google search of-course)
I remember during my school days where its known locally as "duit-duit" but again, when I search and found that its all the others that resembles the name (money) but not the one I'm seeking.

Well, I was fascinated when I first saw it and thought could this also do well together with the Spanish Moss - they do look good together and hoped that they might complement each other.
And so, I managed to rip few vines and fastened it and it did well for few months.
New shoots appeared but the leaflets are quite tiny compared to the previous ones.

If you do come across its name - do let me know, I really have no idea whats this one called.










20 comments:

  1. It looks so pretty hanging from the tree like that. Somehow it reminds me of my ant plant.

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  2. James, I dont know the name of that but I did feature it in one of my ealier blog 'Parasite'. I knew that as 'duit-duit' too but its a parasitic creeper who will slowly suck the nutrients from the host tree until the branches become hollow and rot and finally fall off.But the one hanging in your garden is it the same creeper?

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  3. I have seen "duit-duit" crawling up the damp side of coconut tree, old mango tree.... when hanged like what you did, they look nice too...

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  4. Yes we have lots of that too in areas with high humidity or inside the forest. It looks nice to make the area more mystical or enchanting, however if it is a parasite as p3chandan said, they it would be bad for the trees. It shouldnt be hang there, rather it better be controlled and placed in hanging baskets as the one near your tillandsia fern.

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  5. It's spectacular in that tree - so huge - but how would it grow in a hanging basket? I'm guessing it would need to be kept moist, wouldn't it.

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  6. Looks more like Dischidia nummularia, Button Orchid than Ant plant Dischidia pectenoides. Wonderful find James! Button orchid has little flowers. Bring more home to alternate with your spanish moss ;-D

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  7. Interesting plant ... thanks for letting us know what it's called.

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  8. whatever it's called, it's very pretty draping on the tree branches.

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  9. Thank you so much for Identifying this plant for me. Im pretty sure its called Button Orchids. Wished I could rip more of these but they are really high up.

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  10. I have seen them many times but i do not know their name! They really look good! Nice addition to your garden!

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  11. I remember my childhood, where I will be looking at the duit-duit and wishing they can really turn to coin so I can spend it in kedai runcit to buy some lollies.

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  12. This duit-duit orchid also look like a long string of gems or jade. Duit-duit together with the Spanish moss makes a perfect couple.

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  13. A perfect match, James! I like how you've allowed your duit-duit to drape somewhat singly, look lovely that way rather than on the tree, clumped together!

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  14. Thank you everyone for your lovely comment.
    Yes, these two do compliment very well together. I had added Spanish Moss together with it and they look very balanced.

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  15. Hi James, How do you keep this plant alive? They seem to thrive in the wild but I don't know how to grow them.

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  16. Just hang them and water them daily - thats all.

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  17. this 'duit-duit' plants' scientific name is Pyrrosia piloselloides.

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