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Care of the plant Cardopatium corymbosum or Chamaileon.

Care of the plant Cardopatium corymbosum or Chamaileon

The genus Cardopatium, family Asteraceae, includes 2 species of perennial plants native to the Mediterranean region. The 2 species are: Cardopatium corymbosum and Cardopatium amethystinum.

Common name: Chamaileon. This species is native to Eastern Mediterranean.

They are very thorny evergreen herbaceous plants that reach 25 cm (9.84") in height. The pinnate basal leaves are deep green. They produce showy corymbs of blue flowers with spiny pinnate leaves. They bloom in summer.

Chamaileon can be used in rockeries, in low-maintenance gardens, on dry, sunny slopes, and in cactus and succulent gardens.

Cardopatium corymbosum needs full sun exposure and a warm, dry climate. It resists occasional frosts.

Chamaileon grows in any well-drained soil whether sandy, stony, poor, or rocky. It is important that the drainage is excellent.

Water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry completely. It resists drought well.

Cardopatium corymbosum does not need fertilizer.

Prune wilted inflorescences.

Chamaileon is a plant resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to excess watering.

Cardopatium corymbosum is propagated from seeds sown in spring in the nursery.

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Cardopatium corymbosum
Cardopatium corymbosum
Cardopatium corymbosum