Dischidia ovata is one of our absolute favorites here at the shop! How could anyone resist the watermelon-like leaves! This epiphytic species is native to parts of Southeast Asia and Australia. One of the best qualities about this dischidia is that in bright lighting conditions they'll turn red/purple-ish; hence the nickname watermelon.
These would thrive as a mounted plant or in a hanging basket which can help mimic it's natural environment. Although they do just as nicely in a potted planter. Dischidia care is very similar to Hoya care. They like a very nice bright filtered light and can go slightly on the dry side when it comes to watering. Water every 7-10 days as the pot drys or the foliage feels limp rather than firm. When re-potting use a semi-coarse soil medium.All of our plants are ethically sourced from certified U.S. nurseries. We strongly condemn the poaching of plants or wild collection.