Dischidia (Dischidia spp.)

Dischidia Plant Features

Dischidias are uncommon, exotic, but easy-to-grow houseplants. Most varieties trail, making them wonderful choices for hanging baskets if you're looking for a no-fuss plant to hang in your window or near your desk. Most varieties of dischidia have interesting leaves that may be puffy or fleshy and good for holding water during times of drought. Smaller varieties are excellent houseplants for terrariums. 

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Dischidia Growing Instructions

Grow dischidia in medium to bright light to keep the plant happy. In the North, some direct sun on the leaves is okay, but in Southern climates, filtered light is better to prevent possible sunburn. 

Water dischidia when the soil surface starts to dry. The plant is fairly drought tolerant, so you don't need to be alarmed if you forget to water it now and again. 

Dischidia is not intended for animal or human consumption.
  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors



  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Dischidia

Wax plant and dischidia are two trailers that grow beautifully together.

Stephanotis is a beautiful vine that climbs up or trails down, making it fun to grow with dischidia.

Our favorite varieties

Silver Star Dischidia

Silver Star Dischidia

Dischidia 'Silver Star'

Silver Star dischidia is a charming houseplant that offers gray-green foliage edged in white.

Geri Dischidia

Geri Dischidia

Dischdia oiantha 'Geri'

Geri dischidia is a fun variety with small green leaves. It's a great houseplant or fun in a terrarium.

Pebble Beach Dischidia

Pebble Beach Dischidia

Dischidia 'Pebble Beach'

Pebble Beach dischidia is a cute indoor plant with little cup-shaped leaves splashed with cream and gray-green.

Variegated Dischidia

Variegated Dischidia

Dischidia pectinoides 'Variegata'

One of the most interesting houseplants, variegated dischidia has puffy, hollow leaves variegated with white streaks.



Dischidia pectinoides

This unusual houseplant has round, balloon-like leaves that are hollow. It's a fun conversation piece!

String of Nickels

String of Nickels

Dischidia nummularia

String of Nickles is an easy-to-grow houseplant with small, round leaves running up and down the stem.

Million Hearts Plant

Million Hearts Plant

Dischidia ruscifolia

Million hearts is a fun houseplant with small, heart-shaped leaves that clasp the plant's trailing stems.