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Cobweb bush

Plecostachys serpyllifolia

Trailing licorice plant (Eng.), Vaaltee (Afr.)

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The South African indigenous Cobweb bush is lovely garden plant forming a tangled bush of grayish leaves and pleasant inflorescence. This ornamental bush is an attractive ground cover, and is also beautiful used in a mixed border. Not only an ornamental plant, it is also used as effective way to stabilize open low lying sandy areas. Go ahead and mix this beautiful bush into your temperate or Mediterranean garden.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

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Propagation

Cuttings
Softwood and tip cuttings taken on early mornings in autumn. Dip the cuttings in a hormone powder or solution and place in a suitable medium under moist conditions till the roots form.
Seed
Seed is best sown in autumn or spring. Seeds are usually easy to grow, but success can be enhanced with the use of a smoke primer.

Special features

Drought resistant
Relatively drought tolerant once well-established.
Pot plant
Good plant to grow in outdoor containers given sufficient drainage holes and sunlight.

Geography

Origin
South Africa, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Western Cape.
Natural climate
Temperate Coastal

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
White, pink and yellow.
Scent
Mild

Problems

Generally pest and disease free.

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