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A picture of a Watermelon Dischidia

Watermelon Dischidia

Dischidia ovata

Also known as

Watermelon Vine

Photo by SpiralisPlants (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

More images of Watermelon Dischidia

A pot of Dischidia ovata with green foliage
A hand holding a stem of Dischidia ovata with green leaves
A close up of an interesting Dischidia ovata flower and some green leaves
A photo of Watermelon Dischidia

Watermelon Dischidia Overview

Dischidia ovata is a succulent perennial species in the family Apocynaceae. It originates from New Guinea to North Queensland and is cultivated around the world as a fun houseplant. It is epiphytic in nature and thus grows on the surfaces of other organisms and glean nutrition from their immediate surroundings. Grown mainly for the fleshy leaves, foliage is attractive and green, resembling watermelons, hence the common names Watermelon Dischidia and Watermelon Vine. The leaves can develop red colouration in bright light. The flowers are interesting, coloured yellow-green and these are not particularly showy. Watermelon Vine is an unusual and lovely plant to grow indoors as a houseplant.

How to propagate Watermelon Dischidia

Cuttings

Special features of Watermelon Dischidia

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Watermelon Dischidia

Attractive in hanging baskets, Christmas decorations and wreaths