Plant Care Dischidia bengalensis

Dischidia bengalensis

Taxonomy

Dischidia bengalensis
Dischidia
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Dischidia bengalensis

💦 Water

How often to water your Dischidia bengalensis

Water needs for Dischidia bengalensis
0.5 cups
every 9

Dischidia bengalensis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dischidia bengalensis

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dischidia bengalensis in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dischidia bengalensis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dischidia bengalensis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dischidia bengalensis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dischidia bengalensis in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dischidia bengalensis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dischidia bengalensis: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dischidia bengalensis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dischidia bengalensis prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dischidia bengalensis requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Dischidia bengalensis doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

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🪴 Soil

Dischidia bengalensis is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Dischidia bengalensis →

When and How to Successfully Repot Dischidia bengalensis →


💩 Fertilizer

Dischidia bengalensis grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Dischidia bengalensis is native to India and China.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Dischidia bengalensis

Dischidia bengalensis

Dischidia bengalensis


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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