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Care of the plant Evolvulus glomeratus or Blue Daze.

Care of the plant Evolvulus glomeratus or Blue Daze

The genus Evolvulus, family Convolvulaceae, includes 100 species of herbaceous perennial, annual and shrub plants native to the American continent. Some species are: Evolvulus glomeratus, Evolvulus alsinoides, Evolvulus sericeus, Evolvulus squamosus, Evolvulus nummularius, Evolvulus filipes.

Common names: Dwarf Morning Glory, Blue Daze, Brazillian Dwarf Morning-glory. This species is native to Brazil and Paraguay.

They are perennial herbaceous plants of creeping or hanging habit that reach 20 cm (7.87") in height. The small leaves are ovate in shape, velvety in texture and green on the upper surface and gray on the underside. They produce a large number of small, bell-shaped, blue flowers with a white center.

These easy-to-grow plants are used in borders, covering groups, and in hanging planters and pots. They are ideal for gardens by the sea (they resist salinity).

Evolvulus glomeratus needs full sun or light shade exposure and high temperatures. It does not resist cold or frost; it's a tropical plant.

The soil can be a well-drained garden substrate with coarse sand that contains a lot of organic matter. Planting or transplanting is done in spring.

Water regularly in spring and summer so that the substrate is always a little damp (never water); the rest of the year reduce irrigation.

Fertilize in autumn with compost, with manure or with humus and once a month with mineral fertilizer in summer.

Prune lightly after flowering to control growth.

They can be attacked by mites and aphids.

They propagate by division.

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Evolvulus glomeratus
Evolvulus glomeratus
Evolvulus glomeratus