Dischidia ovata, also known as Watermelon Dischidia, is a cousin of the Hoya plant. It is easy to grow and can make a great addition to your collection of houseplants!
This plant has leaves that are shaped like eggs, and it's called "ovata" because of this. The leaves have a pattern that looks like the rind of a watermelon, which is why it's called the Watermelon Dischidia.
Dischidia plants come in over 100 different species and are found in tropical areas of Asia. They can grow well in different types of light, but it's best to put them in filtered, bright indirect light. If you give them too much direct sunlight, their leaves may turn red, but this is normal.
Dischidia plants are used to having a lot of air circulation around them and need a potting mix that has good drainage. If the plant stays wet for too long, it can start to rot.
No barrier between the plant and the light source. Ex: Directly under a grow light, in a sunny window with no curtains or trees.
Low Humidity: Ideally Above 40%
This Hoya tolerates a drier environment. However, it could still benefit from light humidity care, including misting and grouping together with other houseplants. May require humidifier in cooler, drier months.
Loves Heat: Lowest 70F/21C
This hoya does not do well in cold conditions, so be sure to keep in a greenhouse or other temperature controlled space.
This plant has evolved to shift color when exposed to bright sunlight, much like a human getting a tan. This does not harm the plant with proper care.
If any weather is under 35 degrees, day or night, we unfortunately can not guarantee you a live plant upon arrival. The buyer will have to assume all responsibility for any weather related damages. Heat packs are voided once temperature reaches freezing point, even if it claims 3 days of heat.
We will still pack with insulation and to the best of our ability, we just can not provide you with our normal guarantee in this weather.
We would also highly recommend overnight shipping for your order, but as you are taking responsibility for the package that is completely your choice.