Dischidia nummularia is an epiphytic climbing plant that belongs to the genus Dischidia. It has tiny lens shaped leaves, and is frequently seen on the trunks of trees. In the wild it is found in Asia and Australia.
Dischidia nummularia which also carries the common names of “string of nickels” or “button orchid” and is one of over 80 species of Dischidia. The Dischidia nummularia plant comes from the Apocynaceae family and is a tropical, climbing, vining succulent tender perennial. Dischidia plants grow much like epiphytic orchids, supported by branches and tree trunks. In some settings, they may grow on rocky limestone hillsides. These attractive, tropical epiphytes are easy to grow in a home or office setting and are excellent hanging basket succulent plants.