'Ant Plant'

Dischidia pectinoides 'Variegata'

The Dischidia pectinoides has cascading hollow foliage that in the rainforests of Southeast Asia provide a home for ants, who in turn fend off other predatory insects from the plant.

The ants also leave organic matter inside the leaves and the Dischidia grows roots internally within the foliage to absorb the nutrients.


14cm hangpot

Why Hutch selects me

As an epiphyte in the wild, the Dischidia pectinoides is a really easy to care for trailing plant with lower moisture requirements than other trailing vines.

How to look after me

Watering: Similar to a Hoya, when the potting mix is nicely dried; approximately once every 7-10 days - mist regularly

Light: Bright Indirect / some sun

Why I'm unique

We work hard to provide a clear photograph and description of your chosen plant. However, all plants are unique and, whilst the pot size remains the same, there is always variation in size and shape from one plant to the next.



Standard UK delivery- £4.95

Local Delivery (EX1, EX2, EX4 only) - £2.50

Click & Collect - Free

Please note that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst we will work hard to avoid delays, customers should allow extra time on all orders.

Standard UK Delivery

All orders should be expected to arrive within 2-5 working days, however delivery times are not guaranteed. All orders outside of our local delivery area are shipped using the Royal Mail Tracked 48 service. Shipping takes place Monday - Friday and any orders placed over the weekend will be shipped on Monday or Tuesday.

Local Delivery

Residents living within 5 miles of our Exeter store, simply select Local Delivery at the checkout. Once your order is placed, you will be contacted to notify you of a delivery day.

Please note, there are a limited number of local slots available; specific time requests are not possible.

Delivery instructions are provided at your own risk and discretion. Hutch cannot accept liability for any parcels left in accordance with any specific instructions (e.g leave outside or with neighbour).

Click & Collect

Customers are able to collect their orders for free from our Exeter store. You will be sent a notification email once your order is ready to collect; please have this with you when you pop along to collect your order.