How to grow Acanthus mollis

Acanthus mollis grow and care – rhizome herbaceous of the genus Acanthus also known as Oyster plant, Acanthus mollis perennial evergreen or summer deciduous used as ornamental drought tolerant ground cover plant, can grow in subtropics mediterranean or temperate climate 8-11a.

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

Acanthus mollis plant

Flower color purple in the top white in the bottom in oyster shape.

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How to grow Acanthus mollis 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, 12-60 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:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn (rarely)

General information about the flower
Purple flowers in the top and white in the bottom in oyster shape to mouth shape.

Scientific name:

Acanthus mollis

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