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String of Nickles

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  • Scientific Name: Dischidia nummularia
  • Common Name: Dischidia, Button Orchid, Button Plant, String of Nickels
  • Description: Dischidia plants are native to tropical Asia and many species are grown as houseplants because of their ease of care, attractive leaves, and hanging growth habit. Its leaves are opposite, round, greenish-yellow, usually thick and succulent, 7-10mm in diameter. Clusters of tiny white flowers located at the nodes of stems are showy.
  • Uses: It is a great houseplant and is very easy to care for. Perform well in hanging baskets or upwards on wooden trellises. It has unusual pouch-like modified leaves and tiny red flowers. Its leaves are attractive that may be puffy or fleshy. This plant can be cut and used to adorn wreaths and Christmas tree.
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Seasons Autumn, Winter, Spring
Soil Requirement Use shredded bark or coconut husk as a substrate for preparing potting mix for this plant. These plants are grown best in a moist and porous growing medium. The most common material used is coconut husk chunks.
Environment Button Vine require a humid and warm environment. It is great to grow this plant in a place that does not receive direct sunlight. These attractive and interesting plants are also produced indoors in cooler climates. They need a humid and well-ventilated spot with at least half a day’s exposure to filtered sunlight. They can also tolerate a couple of hours of direct sunlight.
Watering Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Water the plant regularly 2-3 times a month. Too much water will cause the delicate roots of this plant to rot. Water only about every two or three days in warmer seasons.

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