What Is Dischidia: Tips On Growing Dischidia Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant What is Dischidia? Dischidia are epiphytic rainforest plants native to Southeast Asia and can be hardy in United States Department of Agriculture zones 10 and 11, or grown as a houseplant anywhere. These plants are also called ant plants because of a unique symbiotic relationship with ants. Dischidia ant plants are a fascinating species with a host of interesting features. Read on to learn more. What is Dischidia? It isn’t correct to call Dischidia a carnivorous plant, but in a sense they do attract ants and eat the dead ones – lending to its commonly referenced name of ant plant. Ants live inside the strange balloon-like organs produced by the plant. They bring in nutrients and fend off predatory insects. In return, the plant provides a secure home. This is a fun and unique plant to grow in your home (without the ants). Dischidia plant care


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