Acanthus ilicifolius grow and care – rhizome herbaceous of the genus Acanthus also known as Sea holly, Acanthus ilicifolius perennial evergreen or deciduous used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-11.
Leaves color green in oval shape lobed with spines in the edges.
Acanthus ilicifolius flower
Flower color purple in apron shape and yellow top, flowers grow on stem between two leaves one in the top and the other in the bottom.
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VIDEO How to grow Acanthus ilicifolius 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? No
Difficulties or problems when growing: Aggressive
Spring, summer Recommended planting season?
Slug, snail Pests and diseases:
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
Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement:
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun (not in hot summer) / Half Shade / Full Shade
Yes Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Summer Bloom season:
General information about the flower Purple flowers with yellow top, flowers grow on stem
Purple flower Yellow flower
Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate
Ornamental flower Ornamental leaves Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
Deciduous Evergreen Herbaceous Perennial plant
Drought tolerant plants Indoor plants Ornamental plants
Spring Planting Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
Full sun Plants Part shade Plants Shade Plants
Big amount of water Regularly water
Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 7 Hardiness zone 8 Hardiness zone 9