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Care of the plant Sphagneticola trilobata or Trailing daisy.

Care of the plant Sphagneticola trilobata or Trailing daisy

The genus Sphagneticola, family Asteraceae, includes 4 species of herbaceous plants native to tropical areas of South America and Central America. The species are: Sphagneticola trilobata, Sphagneticola calendulacea, Sphagneticola brachycarpa, Sphagneticola gracilis.

Common names: Bay Biscayne creeping-oxeye, Singapore daisy, Creeping-oxeye, Trailing daisy. This species is native to Mexico and Central America.

They are small creeping plants that reach 30 cm (11.8") in height and whose stems reach 2 meters (6.56 feet) in length. The glossy leaves are 3-lobed and dark green. The abundant yellow flowers are similar to daisies. They can bloom throughout the year.

They are used to cover slopes, in rockeries, in borders and in hanging pots. They are ideal for coastal gardens.

Sphagneticola trilobata grows in full sun or semi-shade exposures. They are tropical plants that do not resist cold.

The soil can be normal garden soil with manure or compost.

They prefer regular watering (waiting for the soil to dry out) and can tolerate drought and even waterlogging.

They do not need fertilizers.

Its growth should be controlled because they tend to be invasive.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated by division in any season of the year.

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Sphagneticola trilobata
Sphagneticola trilobata
Sphagneticola trilobata