Native to Asia, the Million Hearts potted plant is the first plant in our new HortyGirl Collector Series. The common name for the plant is Million Hearts, due to its many heart-shaped bright green leaves. The latin name is Dischidia ruscifolia.
With minimal care, the Million Hearts potted plant can grow quickly, which is why this indoor house plant is gaining popularity. In nature, the Million Hearts plant attaches and grows on other plants or structures, such as rocks, trees or tree branches, instead of growing on the ground. They are known as Epiphyte plants.
You may have bought a HortyGirl Million Hearts potted plant at your local HortyGirl retailer or received the plant as a gift. Keep reading to learn some fun facts and decor ideas for your Million Hearts potted plant from our HortyGirl potted plant expert.
Million Hearts Potted Plant Fun Facts
The Origins Of the Million Hearts Potted Plant
Originating from the rainforests of Asia, specifically the Philippines, these Epiphyte plants can be found in the wild growing in dense clumps and clusters attached to overhead tree branches, on tree trunks or clinging to cliff walls. To absorb nutrients and water in their natural habitat, the Million Hearts plant attaches to their host tree or rock, and its stems produce roots along the leaf nodes.
Features of the Million Hearts Potted Plant
The Million Hearts potted plant is a decorative tropical plant with long green thin stems that create a lovely cascading look. These green stems are densely populated with pairs of heart-shaped dark green leaves.
Under the right care and conditions, tiny white star-shaped flowers can grow between the leaves throughout the year. If your Million Hearts potted plant is happy, healthy and thriving, the flowers will start to grow in pairs and take over the stem. The flowers won’t stay for long, but could last longer than expected if the conditions are ideal.
In terms of size and growth, the Million Hearts plant can grow up to 12-18 inches long, and its branches can grow up to 3 feet long. You may want to prune or trim your plant if it gets too long in your living decor.
Fragrance of the Million Hearts Potted Plant
The small star-shaped flowers of the Million Heart Potted plant can actually emit a fragrance. The strength of the scent depends on the soil quality. If the soil is optimal, it will emit a stronger scent.
The flowers are known to have a mild and sweet scent, which is typically easy to live with, but can surprise you as you may not realize the smell is coming from the flowers. Sometimes the fragrance is even used in body lotion recipes for women.
Top Living Decor Ideas for the Million Hearts Potted Plant
The Million Hearts plant is a beautiful plant that makes a great addition to any living decor. Either indoors or outdoors, this potted plant is a great statement piece.
To brighten up your office and create a tropical feel, try placing your Million Hearts potted plant on a bookshelf with the leaves cascading over the pot and over the edge of the shelf. To increase humidity, you can also place other indoor potted plants next to the Million Hearts plant on your bookshelf creating a little indoor garden in your living decor.
You can also place your Million Hearts Potted Plant on a coffee side table in your living room and let the stems cascade over the table. Another great look for the Million Hearts potted plant is as a hanging basket in your kitchen or on your outside balcony if you live in a warm climate.
Wherever you place your Million Hearts potted plant, keep in mind that it thrives in bright indirect light.
With its lovely heart-shape leaves and cascading vine-look, the Million Hearts potted plant looks beautiful in any living decor, and makes great gifts, especially for Valentine’s Day coming up next month. This plant will be a popular gift to give to your partner, spouse or friend for Valentine’s Day or any occasion. You can find the HortyGirl Million Hearts potted plant at a local HortyGirl retailer near you.
We hope you enjoyed learning all about your HortyGirl Million Hearts potted plant. If you’re looking for plant care for your plant, read our Million Hearts Plant Care Tips blog.