Botanical Name: Glechoma hederacea Variegata L.
Popular name: Ivy-flower bed, glecoma
Angiospermae - Family Lamiaceae
Source: Europe and Asia
Herbaceous plant with perennial, creeping foliage with variable height up to 30 cm and non-measurable dimensions.
The leaves are kidney-shaped, with rounded jagged margins, pale green color with irregular blotches on white.
Its flowers are almost nonexistent going unnoticed, with flowering during the summer.
It can be cultivated in all regions of the South and Southeast and in climates of altitude, because it enjoys the cold and mild temperatures.
Mode of cultivation of Glecoma:
It has a large growth becoming a dense carpet when grown in the soil of the bed, providing a good cover for areas under trees or other tall plants like palms and large shrubs.
It is also possible to cultivate in pots as pendant, alone or intercropped with other plants of different species, provided they have the same needs for light, substrate and moisture.
Substrate and seedlings
O growing substrate must be rich in organic matter and well particulate. On the plot air the soil, unpacking and adding animal fertilizer from well-hewn corral, adding sand if it is very clayey.
Plant the seedlings by opening the pit the same size as the clod, placing the plant and nestling around it, squeezing lightly to set. To water
Use 30 cm spacing between line seedlings in interlaced lines to provide rapid ground cover.
Glecoma in pots:
Protect the bottom with pebbles or geomanta and a layer of wet sand.
Place the substrate made from a mixture of earthworm humus, organic compost and 50 g of NPK granulated fertilizer formulation 10-10-10.
Place part in the bottom, accommodate the clod and fill the sides, firm the seedling. To water
This plant needs frequent watering during the seasons of drought and heat, diminishing in the periods of cold.
To make seedlings of Glecoma, it is enough to remove pieces of branches up to 0.25 m, always with visible internodes, to remove the leaves that will be buried with care so as not to damage the buds and to put in perlite, sand or bark of carbonized rice keeping the humidity and in protected cultivation.
When you root, you will begin to emit new leaves, when you can be transplanted to pots or flowerbeds.