Plant Care Dischidia Nummularia

Dischidia Nummularia

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Also known as

String of Nickels, String of Nickels and Button Orchid

Taxonomy

Dischidia nummularia
Dischidia
Apocynaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Dischidia Nummularia

💦 Water

How often to water your Dischidia Nummularia

Water needs for Dischidia Nummularia
0.5 cups
every 9

Dischidia Nummularia 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 Nummularia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for String of Nickels in your home

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

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

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

Dischidia Nummularia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dischidia Nummularia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dischidia Nummularia: 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 Nummularia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dischidia Nummularia 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 Nummularia 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.

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💨 Humidity

Dischidia Nummularia 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 Nummularia 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!

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💩 Fertilizer

Dischidia Nummularia 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!

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🌎 Native Region

Dischidia Nummularia 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 Nummularia

Dischidia Nummularia

Dischidia Nummularia


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.

What other plant parents say

Dischidia Nummularia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Dischidia Nummularia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Dischidia Nummularia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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This plant has survived so much it deserves a damn medal

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Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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