How to grow Acanthus plant

Acanthus plant grow and care – rhizome herbaceous of the genus Acanthus also known as Bear’s breeches, Acanthus plant perennial evergreen or deciduous used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-11a.

Leaves color green in oval shape lobed with spines in the edges.

Acanthus plant flower

Flower color purple, pink, white, yellow, green or more than one color, flowers can appear in varieties of shape with bracts or without in apron shape, oyster or cone shape, flowers grow on stem between two leaves one in the top and the other in the bottom.

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How to grow Acanthus plant 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

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?
Yes

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
Flower color purple, pink, white, yellow, green or more than one color, flowers can appear in varieties of shape with bracts or without in apron shape, oyster or cone shape, flowers grow on stem between two leaves one in the top and the other in the bottom.

Scientific name:

Acanthus

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