Pot size: 11 cm
Minimum plant height: 30 cm
Number of cuttings/plants per pot: 1
Transport height: 40 cm
Pot shape: vase
Pot material: glass
Dischidia Pectenoids is a highly decorative trailing plant native to South East Asia. Its And epiphytic type that grow aerial roots to attach itself to the tree bark under trees canopy. With its curved leaves the bubbly look of this plant is somewhat like balloons.
These plants are also called ant plants because of a unique symbiotic relationship with ants.
Dischidias Pectenoids attract ants and eat the dead ones – lending to them commonly referenced as carnivorous plants. Ants live inside the strange balloon-like foliage produced by the plant. They bring in nutrients and fend off predatory insects. In return, the plant provides a secure home. This is a fun and unique plant to grow in your home (without the ants).
These plants grow wild in low light situations below a thick rainforest canopy where light cannot penetrate deeply.
Allow the planting medium to dry out before you water the plant. They are used to getting moisture only from dew and the air, and cannot tolerate soggy conditions. When the moss and bark medium is dry to the touch, submerge the shell in water until air bubbles are gone, take it out the gang back into the vase.