Dichondra is a beautiful, elegant and at the same time laconic ornamental plant that is just perfect for florists and landscape designers. This is an excellent ampelous crop, successfully used in gardening of home gardens. The green, pointed leaves of the diachrome, which look like small coins, fascinate and inspire with their beauty.
Dikhondra: types of plants with photos
To date, the exact number of dichondra varieties is not known. But in the design of landscapes, as well as for the decoration of balconies and terraces are used:
- Dichondra emerald waterfall growing from seed, as well as care requires very simple. This is a beautiful plant, native to New Zealand. However, in these regions dichondra is considered a weed, but not an original and interesting ornamental plant that can be grown as a garden crop. Green leaves in length of about 3 mm, and the flowers are very small, rich yellow-green color. Flowering occurs in the summer, it is also possible at any time of the year. Very often, this variety of dichondra is used as a substitute for a lawn covering. Also ideal for gardening walls, garden sculptures. In some countries, dichondra is considered an ideal lawn covering, growing very quickly. It does not require special care or constant cutting of shoots.
- It is easy to grow and Dikhondra silver waterfall, because this variety does not require special care. This type is used as decoration pot plants. The main feature is a rare watering and beautiful appearance. Florists are advised to use to decorate open terraces, loggias, arbors in the garden or to create a green corner in your own home. The plant is not very demanding on a lot of daylight. Dichondra can grow well even when darkened, but you should not completely deprive it of natural light, because with time this can lead to the fact that the leaves of dichondra become pale, and the flower itself is very weak. And soon it will completely lose its attractive appearance.
Dichondra can also be propagated with the help of processes. For this, the stalks of the plant are cut off and transplanted immediately to the prepared substrate, covered with a plastic bottle or plastic wrap from above. In the soil, the stems deepen a couple of cm and slightly pressed down from all sides, then watering is performed.
In just a few days, the roots will begin to appear, the young processes will sprout. In order to reproduce easily in this way, it is recommended to keep the seedlings warm and to provide them with quality care. That is why it is necessary to create a greenhouse effect, which accelerates rooting. It is better to take root cuttings in a fertile substrate, on well-lit windows and warm.
In our gardens, ampelnaya dichondra appeared not very long ago, but has already become one of the most popular ornamental plants among landscape designers, because with its help you can make a real green carpet on the ground. Also, this plant is suitable for decorating balconies, terraces, garden arbors and the walls of houses, it is enough just to plant it in hanging pots.