Acanthus eminens growing rhizome herbaceous of the genus Acanthus also known as Eminens acanthus, Acanthus eminens perennial evergreen or deciduous used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10.

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

Acanthus eminens flower

Flower color purple with under this green leaves, flowers grow on stem.

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Requirements for Acanthus eminens 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?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

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, 12-48 inche

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 as houseplant?

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

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General information about the flower
Purple flowers with under this green, flowers grow on stem

Scientific name:

Acanthus eminens

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