Acanthus montanus grow and care – rhizome herbaceous of the genus Acanthus also known as Mountain Thistle, Acanthus montanus perennial evergreen or deciduous used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9b-11a.

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

Acanthus montanus flower

Flower color white to pink, can be also with dark pink stripes on the petals, flowers grow on stem.

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How to grow Acanthus montanus 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?
90-180 cm 36-72 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 to pink flowers, can be also with dark pink stripes on the petals, flowers grow on stem

Scientific name:

Acanthus montanus

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