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Nertera depressa

Bead plant

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Features

  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Nertera depressa (Bead plant). A creeping perennial herb native to South America. Bears bright green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Grown for their mass of spherical, bead-like fruits in autumn. They make excellent alpine house plants.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Gritty
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will thrive in a cool, sheltered, partial-shaded site with gritty, moist but well-drained, sandy soil. You can propagate by division or from seed or tip cuttings in spring.

Propagation

Propagate by division or from seed or tip cuttings in spring.

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