General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 4 inches
Plant Spread: Trails 2 to 4 feet or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Red
Other: Flower color can vary from creamy-white, to pink, to dark purplish-red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


Photo Gallery
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-02-05
Even tho the blooms are tiny (about 1/4 in.) they stand out again
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-01-21
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-01-21
Dischidia hirsuta "Red Leaf"
Location: Boltz Conservatory of Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin
photo credit: James Steakley

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