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Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Gardening is part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal and joy with you. These are my thoughts, my experiences and life work. I hope it enrich and add value to you too.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dischidia Species

My favourite tree dwelling plants.
I'm suspecting that it is an acquired taste as I rarely find them sold in main-line nurseries.
There are sometimes they do have their comeback in some seasons but in most cases - its a rare find.

I have manage to get few here and there - some bought and some exchanged with fellow gardeners from their collection. They are indeed hardy plant but they grow ever so slowly like the Hoya species which also give another set back that they can slowly die if not given proper care.

I had not seen them bloom in my garden - where the flowers resembles tiny bells similar to a Hoya bloom.
Another messy plant with my Epiphyte gang - I just love the dangling, cascading effect from them.
I don't mind having more dischidias - locally known as duit-duit.

Often mistaken for dischidia -a parasite plant - Dragon scale Fern  (Pyrrosia piloselloides)
One of the things about this fern is that it can totally envelop everything and choke whatever that grows on the branch.
Again its a contention whether this fern is a parasite or not. Reminds me of the Strangling Fig that finds its way from the branches and invade the roots and totally choking the tree.
I wonder if this fern behaves the same.
















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  1. Looking for Dischidia Pectinoides in California. Any suggestions?
    Thank you

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