Plectranthus - please refer to plant caretag for specific information
Botanical names - Glechoma hederacea.
Features - Lovely trailing long stems with grey and silver oval shaped leaves.
Height - Trailing vine. Trailing vine up to 24" (61 cm) in length.
Soil and water - Grows best in moist, well drained soil. Average water needs.
Light requirements - Plant in full sun to part sun.
Best use - Excellent for hanging baskets and container gardens where a trailing effect is desired.
Growing tips - Add a slow release fertilizer like Osmocote into soil prior to planting. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer like 20-20-20 on a weekly basis if no slow release is used. Treat plectranthus as an annual in cooler climates. Prune to shape if needed.
Trailing vines facts
Vines with rootlets should not be allowed to grow on wood houses or wooden parts of brick houses.
Most vines grow towards light by elongating their stems and attaching to any support available.
Vines with rootlets growing on tree trunks are not harmful unless they cover the tree's foliage.
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Planning your garden
For beginners it is important to draw a garden layout plan
• Choose plants suitable for the site (sun vs. shade, soil, etc)
• Arrange plants according to their height
• Arrange according to plant form and texture
• Arrange according to flowering periods for constant blooming
• Arrange in groupings by type and color considerations