How to grow Kidney Weed

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Dichondra repens which has the common name Kidney Weed is part of the Convolvulaceae family.

If you have ever wondered how to grow Kidney Weed then look no further. Kidney Weed are relatively straightforward to grow, but there are a few tricks to growing Dichondra repens in Australia. Get these right and you will be laughing.

How big can Dichondra repens grow?

Dichondra repens Kidney Weed can grow to a height between 0.1 ~ 0.3 metres and grow to a width of 1 ~ 5 metre. Make sure that you have the right amount of space for your Kidney Weed in your chosen planting location.

What colour flowers do Dichondra repens have?

Dichondra repens Kidney Weed have wonderful flowers which can be yellow, green. Kidney Weed will flower during all year.

Where should you plant Dichondra repens?

Kidney Weed thrive in a sunny, light shade, half shade, heavy shade location and are perfect for planting in a low maintenance garden, courtyard, poolside, coastal garden, drought resistant. They thrive in the following climate zones tropical, sub-tropical, warm temperate, cool temperate, mediterranean, cool.

Kidney Weed can be planted in a variety of soil types such as clay, loamy, sandy loam, clay loam, poor soil. They can handle a variety of Ph level including acid, neutral, alkaline. Kidney Weed likes it’s soil soil moisture levels to be well-drained, moist moderate drainage.”

Are Dichondra repens perennial?

Yes, Dichondra repens Kidney Weed are perennial. A perennial plant is a plant that lives more than two years. The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals and biennials.

Are Dichondra repens frost tolerant?

Yes, Dichondra repens tolerates light frost.

How to propagate Dichondra repens

The best way to propagate Dichondra repens is by division.

What are Dichondra repens used for?

Dichondra repens Kidney Weed can be used as a groundcover, lawn alternative. Other special uses for Dichondra repens Kidney Weed include being used fast growing, playground friendly. Kidney Weed are great at attracting wildlife such as bees and other small insects.

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