The Kangaroo Pocket is a cool and self sufficient plant.
Its pouch like leaves allow ants to carry soil into them, while fertilizing that soil with their waste. Roots grow inside the pouch like leaves so they can absorb the ants’ waste as fertilizer.
The stomata are located on the insides of these cavities, which expel water from the leaves, where it then waters the soil that is located inside the leaves.
So with the help of ants, an epiphytic Dischidia vidalii has evolved leaves to bring the soil to itself up in the trees, where it fertiliizes and waters itself. As an added attraction for the gardener, the plant also produces small red flowers.
The Kangaroo Pocket prefers a humid and well-ventilated location with at least half a day's exposure to filtered sunlight. They can tolerate a couple of hours of direct sunlight but plants must be well-watered under such conditions.
Light: Bright shade to gentle direct sunlight
Water: Water when medium is completely dry
Medium: Well-draining medium. We recommend trying our Tropical Rainforest Epiphytic Potting Mix
Propagation: Stem cutting
* This product comes plastic pot. Blooms and peduncles may not be present on your plant.
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As no two plants are alike, yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality, please expect this natural variation from the photos.
Please note that we do not deliver to addresses outside Singapore
For address within CBD, Sentosa, Pulau Ubin, Jurong Island or other islands of Singapore; we are not able to deliver as well.