Xerosicyos danguyi - Silver Dollar Vine
With a genus name meaning "dry cucumber," Xerosicyos danguyi is a cucurbit native to Madagascar with thick, round, gray-green leaves. This plant reminds us of a Hoya obovata or Peperomia 'Hope,' but it's possibly even easier to grow.
In nature this succulent vine will climb, mound, and cover surfaces. It can be trained up a trellis or grown in a hanging basket and left to cascade. Either way, the round leaves and ease of care makes this houseplant oddity a great candidate for any bright space.
• Light: Perfect for bright light
• Water: Drought tolerant. Water when soil feels mostly dry. In winter, water only enough to keep the leaves from puckering.
• Considerations: Use a well-draining soil, and select a planter with drainage.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Xerosicyos danguyi that meets our rigorous quality standards in your choice of a 4" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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This is my first experience with a silver dollar vine. The plant arrived in great condition and I’m getting ready to repot it soon! (Recommend to wait 2 weeks before repot). Can’t wait to watch this beauty grow!
I was so excited to find this plant and place my first order with Pistils. It arrived full and looked promising until I inspected closer. It came with several live spiders that I was told were harmless…I did treat for those, but the plant has continued to decline since receipt. I have emailed for advice, and customer service is responsive, however I don’t feel the advice matched the conditions/issue I’m experiencing. Much of the foliage has shriveled and died off despite me following the care recommendations. It now appears I’m going to lose the rest of this “easy care” plant.