How to grow Pterocephalus perennis

Pterocephalus perennis growing herbaceous succulent of the genus Pterocephalus also known as Pincushion Flower, Pterocephalus perennis perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant attract pollinators and groundcover plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10a.

Leaves color green fleshy in spoon shape with dental margin.

Pterocephalus perennis flower

Flower color pink or purple in bell shape, flower small and grow inflorescences in umbrella shape.

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How to grow Pterocephalus perennis – growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction bending a branch over and covering it with soil, better to let the roots grow cut the connection from the mother plant, after disconnect let it 2 weeks and check that the new plant grow new leaves, cutting – two option one to put the stem in water without leaves in the water only in the top or put the stem in soil keep the soil moist don’t let it dry with high humidity

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Might be invasive

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
?

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead parts

Size of the plant:
5-15cm, 2-6 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a pot / planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, start with container that bigger than the plant at least 30-50%, need to switch the container to bigger when root ball over grow the container, better to switch in the winter, when the plant arrive to the desirable size of container need to switch the soil once in a few years by new soil, possible if it’s small container switch all and cut some roots and prune the plant, except this need to pull old plants after having flowers, better to use potting mix or peat soil with perlite, mix it with hummus and organic matter, use chopped mulch to keep the soil moist, let the bottom of the pot fill in water but dry in the same day.

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Late spring to summer to autumn

General information about the flower:
Bell small pink flowers that connected together in inflorescences in umbrella shape

How to grow Pterocephalus perennis from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Full sun, moist soil, 16-21C (60-70F)

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Better to keep the seeds in refrigerator possible with peat soil or just in a paper bag

Sowing season:
Spring or autumn, better to sow the seeds fresh it’s in the autumn than they get the winter cold, in hotter climate in hardiness zone 10a better to plant it in the autumn

Planting spacing:
20*20cm (8*8 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
1-2cm (0.5-1 inch)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil don’t let it dry

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Germination time:
In the spring 4-8 weeks in the autumn usually will germinate in the early spring

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, not too much hot

Do the seeds require burying?
Yes, conditions to bury can be direct in the soil but in hotter area better to put in the coldest location of the refrigerator

Chilling hour’s requirements:
At least one month

Scientific name:

Pterocephalus perennis

Alternative names: Perocephalus

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