Dischidia imbricata cutting with roots very rare unusual plant known as String of Nickels plant
Small roots at the leaf nodes, just plant in suitable medium and it will grow well
Slow growing and needs little care
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Photo shows one of our larger plants and the roots that appear at the leaf nodes
This is Dischidia platyphylla, which is sometimes called Shingle Plant because the leaves tend to overlap as the grow up or down the surface and give the appearance of shingles on a roof. Growing to 6-feet long, this vine has many thin, twining branches.
It grows in rainforests as an epiphyte.
They are native to tropical areas of China, India and most of Indo-China. Dischidia are closely associated with the sister genus Hoya, but unlike Hoya, the genus Dischidia is poorly known and has not been studied as closely.
The underside of the leaf has a space which is filled with roots that ants take shelter.
Dischidia requires indirect light for at least half the day.
Avoid placing it near doors or windows where drafts can stress the plant.
The best medium is composed of shredded bark or coconut husks
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