Glechoma

Glechoma

Life form Ampel, herbaceous
Family Labiateae
Origin European forest plant
Ease of cultivation Lung
The size Up to 1 m in height and width
Growth rate It grows fast enough
Lifespan 4-5 years
Temperature In the summer: 77 ° F, it can hibernate at 41-50 ° F. The variegated forms do not tolerate temperatures below 50 ° F.
Humidity Average. Contain in moist pebbles, spray in summer every 2 days.
Lighting Bright diffused light. It is desirable not less than 4 hours a day of bright light. However, it can grow even on the north window.
The soil The soil must be breathable and fertile.   1 part of the garden soil, 1 part of coarse sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus (leafy earth) and a little lime. Always use a pot with an opening.
Watering The soil must be constantly moist. If the plant is not watered, the leaves wilt. In this case, the pot should be placed in a container of water. In winter, watering a moderate.
Fertilizer During the vegetation period from April to October, every 2 weeks, fertilizer with a reduced nitrogen content, to avoid strong stretching of shoots.
Reproduction Cuttings of buds are easily rooted in the water.
Bloom Blooms in the summer with purple, sometimes white, small flowers.
Transfer Transplant as the roots fill the earthy coma.
Features of care Ideal plant for hanging baskets or as a ground cover plant. In spring, cut off the shoots radically, leaving about 10 cm for more abundant growth.
Difficulties The plant is very rarely affected by  whiteflies. In general, the plant is very resilient.
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Toxicity When eaten, it can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other symptoms that are not life threatening.


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