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Dischidia ruscifolia Decne. ex Becc.

Family Name: Apocynaceae
Common Name: Million Hearts
Semi Shade Moderate Water Suitable for Hanging Baskets Ornamental Leaves Climber, Vine and Liana Epiphyte


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana, Epiphyte
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Philippines
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Small compact climber
Foliage Leaves cordate, succulent
Flowers Infloresence axillary, flowers tiny, white or cream

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Easy to Grow
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Container Planting, Hanging Basket

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Thick

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Cream / Off-White, White
Flower Grouping Solitary
Flower Location Axillary
Flowering Period Free-Flowering

Image Repository



Master ID 30956
Species ID 5342
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.