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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
Oct 3, 2018 8:05 PM CST
Anyone growing any dischidia? This is one of mine, an unusual one called Dischidia sp. 'Crested'
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 3, 2018 8:12 PM CST
I used to grow Dischidia pectinoides for some years, but it kicked the bucket a couple of years ago. Interesting plant with those pillow shaped "ant houses".
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 3, 2018 8:19 PM CST
I had that and loved it. Lost it too. I may try to get it back, but unsure...I already have an orchid that houses an ant colony, and I am not certain I want to house more that may start trying to farm scale on my foliage plants!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 3, 2018 8:27 PM CST
Yes! Under my conditions I never did see any ants in it, but I could imagine that those shapes are occupied in a more natural environment.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Oct 4, 2018 8:42 AM CST
The only one I've ever grown is D. ruscifolia. I can't remember if it's one that I gave away when we downsized and moved or if it was left for the people we sold the house to.

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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 4, 2018 12:11 PM CST
That's a gorgeous specimen plantladylin!
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Oct 4, 2018 12:14 PM CST
Thanks Gina, it was a great plant and grew like gangbusters over the 6 or 7 years that I had it.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 4, 2018 12:19 PM CST
You know, that one rings a bell! I remember picking up one of those actually established on a ca 1 foot heart (at an Orchid show Smiling ) and it grew straight down in strands from there. I liked it very much, but mine was nowhere near as nice as yours, Lin.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 4, 2018 12:22 PM CST
This is my most favorite of the ones I have, D. ovata. I like the watermelon stripes LOL. The second photo is the invasive D. sp. Geri (formerly known as D. oiantha). You can see its out of hand just a little, it will be dripping down off that plumeria in a month





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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Oct 4, 2018 12:46 PM CST
Gina, your gardens must be amazing, you grow some really wonderful plants!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 4, 2018 1:04 PM CST
I agree
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
Oct 4, 2018 2:02 PM CST
Lin and Ursula,
I appreciate your kind comments. It seems I am discovering new stuff in nooks and crannies of the greenhouse every day. Stuff that had fallen on the ground and rooted, mounted plants stuck back somewhere....I have made a promise to myself to make it lovely again!
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 4, 2018 4:47 PM CST
Not a dischidia, but an unusual hoya that can be grown as a total epiphyte like a dischidia....just recently found what is left of my 'used-to-be' fairly substantial Hoya kanyakicariana. This little piece was still clinging to a mossed tree fern slab that had fallen out of something. It is making a comeback, leaves no longer withered up and yellow, getting greener and fatter. Once it puts on some bulk will remount it and hang it. Its currently sharing space with a couple of back bulbs of an unidentified Bulbophyllum orchid

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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Oct 4, 2018 4:53 PM CST
I had a small Hoya (Hoya kanyakumariana) that I received in a trade about ten years ago but it didn't live long.
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 4, 2018 8:03 PM CST
This one used to be a looker maybe one day it will be again its kind of slow growing anyway and my neglect sure didn't help. I can't believe autocorrect butchered my spelling of the name like that and I didn't catch it
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Oct 5, 2018 8:09 AM CST
LOL, I didn't even notice the misspelling, I just the recognized that long name beginning with kanyak and remembered that I used to have one like it. Smiling
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Name: BelovedHoneyGirl
Tampa Bay Area, FL
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Belovedhoneygirl
Feb 24, 2019 1:27 AM CST
Three in my collection now!

#1: Dischidia 'Silver Star'
#2: Dischidia vidalii
#3: Dischidia 'Geri'

Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Feb 24, 2019 6:36 AM CST
Recently obtained this imbricate Dischidia albiflora in a trade! Need to get it onto a big mount soon. Already mounted some runners of Dischidia Silver Star and DIschidia vidalii

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Name: BelovedHoneyGirl
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Belovedhoneygirl
Feb 25, 2019 10:38 AM CST
Hey there Gina, how are the new additions acclimating? Loving the albiflora!
I noticed you said that Geri is invasive? Picked up a healthy one from my market plant lady this weekend.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Feb 25, 2019 12:57 PM CST
I wouldn't let it get started attaching to anything. I cut down and threw about a wheelbarrow full into the woods, mounted 2 plaques to restart at a more civilized pace. It was smothering a plumeria, some bromeliads, some orchids and showed no signs of stopping, but it has been there for literally a decade.

I have already propagated the ones you got for me! Have one plaque of each mounted and doing well, as the mothers grow I will propagate further!
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