Their round cushion-shape make them ideal container plants, where they will spread to spill out and hang down over the sides of the pot.
Plant in full sun and be careful not to overwater.
If used as a lawn substitute, the soil should be prepared well in advance to allow the germination, regrowth and subsequent removal of any weeds. Soil should be free draining, so the incorporation of some organic matter and sand or gravel will help with heavy soils.
It is recommended to plant on a 25 cm grid so that the plants cover the ground quickly in the first year (the consequence of rapid coverage is that the Ruschia will prevent other weeds invading the bare ground). At 25 cm apart, planted in staggered rows (a triangular grid) you will need 18 plants per square metre.
IMPORTANT - Please note this is the species Ruschia lineolata and not the variety Ruschia lineolata 'Nana' (Dwarf Carpet of Stars) that is advertised and marketed on the internet in the United States. R. lineolata 'Nana', Dwarf Carpet of Stars reputedly has a lower growing habit than the species, we have no experience of the 'Nana' variety and do not offer it for sale.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
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