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Ant Plant

Dischidia vidalii

Also known as

Kangaroo Pocket, Thruppence Ravioli Plant, Bladder Vine

Ant Plant (Dischidia pectinoides) by Mokkie (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering


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Ant Plant Overview

Dischidia vidalii is a succulent perennial plant from the family Apocynaceae. Originating from the Philippines, it can be grown as an unusual houseplant. Commonly known by the names Ant Plant or Kangaroo Pocket, amongst others. It is epiphytic in nature and thus grows on the surfaces of other organisms and gleans nutrition from the air. Grown mainly for the bulbous leaves, foliage is rounded and green. The leaves are modified into pouch-like structures, adapted to house ants in the wild. This plant is sometimes incorrectly called Dischidia pectenoides or Dischidia pectanoides.

How to propagate Ant Plant


Special features of Ant Plant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves


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