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Soleirolia soleirolii

Mind your own business

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  • Soleirolia soleirolii | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread5m to 10m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPink -white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Soleirolia soleirolii (Mind your own business). This is a creeping herbaceous species. It produces small rounded leaves and tiny white, pink-tinged flowers, which occur singly in the leaf axis.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Although very invasive and sometimes considered a pest, this plant can create a lawn effect in very shady gardens where grass performs poorly.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 5.5
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

It will need a well-drained, moist soil with some shade in hot climates.

Propagation

You can propagate by division from spring to mid-summer.

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