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String of Nickels

Dischidia imbricata

Also known as

Thruppence Urn Plant, Shingle Plant

Dischidia-imbricata-on-Millettia-pinnata by Joel Bradshaw (CC0)

Partial Shade
Light watering


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A dischidia imbricata plant
A close up of a green dischidia imbricata plant

String of Nickels Overview

Dischidia imbricata is a succulent perennial species in the family Apocynaceae. It originates from the Philippines and is epiphytic in nature and thus grows on the surfaces of other organisms and glean nutrition from their immediate surroundings. It may be known by the names String of Nickels, Shingle Plant or Thruppence Urn Plant. Grown mainly for the fleshy leaves, foliage is attractive, green and rounded. The leaves are borne on delicate trailing stems and can develop a pink-red colouration with bright light The flowers are small and pretty, coloured white. This plant is an unusual and lovely plant to grow indoors as a houseplant.

How to propagate String of Nickels


Special features of String of Nickels

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Indoor plant


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