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A picture of a Ant Plant

Ant Plant

Dischidia spp.

Dischidia nummularia by Engeser (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size




More images of Ant Plant

A close up of a green Dischidia plant with a small white flower
A close up of some green Dischidia plants
Some Dischidia with green pointed leaves
A close up of an interesting Dischidia flower and some leaves

Ant Plant Overview

Dischidia is a genus containing around 117 species in the Apocynaceae family. These succulent plants originate from Tropical and Subtropical areas of Asia and some species in this genus are cultivated around the world. Dischidia plants are generally epiphytic in nature and thus grow on the surfaces of other organisms and glean nutrition from their immediate surroundings. These plants are related to the genus Hoya, however they have not been as extensively studied, they are considered slightly more unusual and are often grown as houseplants in more temperate climates. Place in partial sun and wait until the soil has thoroughly dried out before watering. They have strong associations with ants and some species have formed symbiotic relationships with ant colonies, developing modified leaves which provide shelter or storage to ants.

How to propagate Ant Plant


Special features of Ant Plant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Drought resistant


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