Bacopa, Ornamental Bacopa, White Phlox, Pikmin Flower, Groot Sutera (Afr.)
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This neat, fast-growing groundcover grows in full sun to shade and has white, lavender and mauve/violet varieties. White, star-like flowers appear from autumn to spring. These plants grow well in hanging baskets and rockeries, in full-sun to shade and in ideal conditions, they will flower year-round. An ideal filler for complicated garden areas. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Western Cape.
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring
The fruit can be harvested for the seeds and is a capsule. The seeds are amber.
Sow the seed in a 1:1 mixture of fine bark and coarse river sand during the spring.
Lift and replant rooted stems or take stem cuttings in summer & autumn. Use a well-draining mixture of 1:1 fine bark and river sand or 1:1 fine bark and polystyrene. Rooting takes 2-3 weeks.
The plants can be cut up with a piece of roots attached to a stem with leaves to be replanted.
Place a soft stem unto the surface and it will root quickly-use a piece of stone or wire to keep it close to soil while rooting.
Makes a lovely hanging basket and great in mixed containers.
Grows indoor where enough sunlight keeps the growth dense, compact and neat.
South Africa, George in the southern Western Cape to East London in the Eastern Cape
Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Loam, Sand, Compost, Gravel, Clay
Soil PH preference
Grown widely in gardens as ground covers, or in pots and hanging baskets.
Pink, Purple, White
It is relatively pest-free, but white flies can occasionally be encountered. Treat these with an insecticide specific for these insects.