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Bolax gummifera

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.05m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourGreen, white
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

Description

Bolax gummifera. Slow growing species from South America. This species has 3- lobed, 6 mm long, leathery leaves forming a dense, compact cushion up to 8 cm high at the centre by 38 cm wide. Umbels carry up to 20 tiny flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Grown for the foliage which has thick, tough leaves in symmetrical rosettes. Flowers only rarely in cultivation. Suitable for screens, containers, troughs and alpine houses.

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  • Bolax gummifera | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will need sun with humus-rich, well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by rooting rosettes in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites and aphids could be come a problem under glass.

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