Acanthus dioscoridis grow and care – rhizome herbaceous of the genus Acanthus also known as Oyster plant, Acanthus dioscoridis perennial evergreen or deciduous used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10.

Leaves color green in spoon shape deeply lobed with spines in the edge.

Acanthus dioscoridis plant

Flower color white, in the top cover the flower shape of shell in color purple (it’s not actual flower) all the shape together its oyster shape, (under each flower there is spiny leaf)

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How to grow Acanthus dioscoridis growing and care:

Mulch, well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

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Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Slug, snail

Pruning season:
Autumn, winter

How to prune:
Dry stalks and leaves

Size of the plant?
30-150 cm, 12-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun (not in hot summer) / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

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General information about the flower
White flowers, in the top the color is purple (it’s not actual flower) all the shape together it’s oyster shape.

Scientific name:

Acanthus dioscoridis

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