Acanthus spinosus growing rhizome herbaceous of the genus Acanthus also known as Spiny bear’s breech, Acanthus spinosus perennial evergreen or summer deciduous used as ornamental drought tolerant ground cover plant, can grow in subtropics mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-11a.
Leaves color green in spoon shape deeply lobed with spines in the edge.
Acanthus spinosus plant flower
Flower color purple-pink in the top white in the bottom in oyster shape.
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Requirements for Acanthus spinosus 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?
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Dry stalks and leaves
Size of the plant?
30-150 cm, 12-60 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
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:
Spring / Summer / Autumn (rarely)
General information about the flower:
Purple-pink flowers in the top and white in the bottom in oyster shape to mouth shape.