Dischidia ruscifolia 'Variegata' (Variegated Million Hearts)
Dischidia ruscifolia 'Variegata' (Variegated Million Hearts)
Dischidia ruscifolia 'Variegata' (Variegated Million Hearts)
Dischidia ruscifolia 'Variegata' (Variegated Million Hearts)

Dischidia ruscifolia 'Variegata' (Variegated Million Hearts)

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Size 3"

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Dischidia ruscifolia 'Variegata', commonly known as Variegated Million Hearts, is a charming trailing plant known for its small, heart-shaped leaves with attractive variegation.

  • Scientific Name: Dischidia ruscifolia 'Variegata'
  • Common Names: Variegated Million Hearts, Million Hearts
  • Native Region: Native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, where it grows epiphytically on trees.

Light Requirements: Prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially in the morning or late afternoon, but too much direct sun can scorch the leaves. Insufficient light can cause the variegation to fade.

Water Requirements: Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot. It is more tolerant of underwatering than overwatering.

Soil Preference: Prefers a well-draining, aerated potting mix. A mix designed for epiphytic plants, containing orchid bark, perlite, and peat moss, is ideal. This mimics its natural growing conditions and prevents waterlogging.

Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer at half strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter when the plant's growth slows.

Hardiness Zone: Suitable for outdoor cultivation in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11. In cooler climates, it is typically grown as a houseplant.

Pet Safety: Non-toxic to cats and dogs, making it a safe choice for households with pets.

Additional Care Tips:

Humidity: Prefers higher humidity levels but is adaptable to average household humidity. Regular misting or placing the plant near a humidifier can help maintain optimal humidity.

Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 60-80°F (16-27°C). Protect from cold drafts and temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

Pruning: Prune regularly to remove dead or damaged leaves and to control the plant's shape and size. Pruning can also encourage fuller growth.

Propagation: Easily propagated from stem cuttings. Allow the cut end to callous over for a day before planting in moist soil or water to root.

Support: As a trailing plant, it looks lovely in hanging baskets or can be trained to climb a small trellis or support structure.