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Dischidia oiantha (Variegated)

Family Name: Apocynaceae
Semi Shade Moderate Water Suitable for Hanging Baskets Ornamental Leaves Epiphyte Succulent


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Epiphyte, Succulent Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is an epiphytic succulent plant with trailing stems.
Foliage Its leaves are attractive, oval, succulent and have white edges.
Flowers Its tiny flowers are often overlooked, measuring only about 2 mm in diameter. The flowers are borne in clusters at the nodes.
Cultivation It grows best in moist and porous growing mediums such as coconut husk chunks.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Vertical Greenery / Green Wall, Skyrise / Balcony, Hanging Basket
Usage Hazard - Cons Irritant - Sap

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, Green, Green - Light Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Thick

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Texture(s) Thick / Fleshy
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary

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Master ID 30676
Species ID 4985
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Species record last updated on: 15 October 2021.