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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Creeping Charlie

One of my favorite hanging plants is the Creeping Charlie. This plant also goes by the name Artillery Plant. It has creeping stems closely covered with round leaves and is suitable both as a hanging plant or as ground cover in large pots.

Flowering and fragrance
The flowers are rather spectacular when in full bloom. They are white and have a very pleasant fragrance. They will flower in the spring and again in the fall.

Light and temperature
Light but no direct sun. Regular room temperature is fine. 

Watering and feeding
The soil should be moist. but the surface should be allowed to dry out before watering. Water less in the winter than in the summer. Feed every week in the summer and mist frequently. Give the leaves time to dry out before nightfall to avoid fungus diseases.

Pinch back long stems for bushy growth. Cut the whole plant back in the spring.

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