Dischidia Ovata is also called ‘Watermelon Dischidia’. It’s green oval leaves with yellow to gold veins resemble little watermelon. When in bloom the Dischidia Ovata ‘Watermelon’ can give tiny green yellow flowers with purple stripes. This cute little plant is a real must have for anyone who loves plants with good foliage!
Dischidia are close family to Hoya and just as easy to take care for.
The Dischidia Ovata is best grown in a place where it gets sufficient light. In front of a window would be ideal. The leaves will turn reddish when much sunlight hit the leaves. Eventhough it might not hurt the plant too much, a whole day of direct sunlight is too much. An east facing window, where the plant can get some hours of sunlight is perfect. As for watering it’s recommended to water the plant once a week. Let the soil dry out a bit between watering. The Dischidia Ovata ‘Watermelon’ is very tolerant plant and will be ok when you forget to water it very once in a while. The Dischidia Ovata ‘Watermelon’ is also tolerant to humidity. It prefers a higher humidity, but would still be fine at a bit of a lower humidity that’s more common in most households.