Hedges. This article explains how to care for and maintain your Australian hedge.
Native Hibiscus. An ever increasing interest in native hibiscus has led to the horticultural development of a number of new cultivars which rival the exotic types in beauty and flower size.
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Native Annuals and Perennials. Australian annual and perennial plants can be used to create excitement in your garden as they are quick growing, usually very floriferous and because they are relatively temporary they can be replaced on a regular basis to add something new each year.
Ceropegia woodii 'Variegata', the chain-of-hearts vine, is an evergreen succulent pendulous vine with colourful leaves, popular for hanging baskets. the leaves are marked with cream, pink and grey-green, and are very attractive. It is very hardy and tolerant of neglect. It grows to 10 cms high, and spills down to 2 to 4 metres in length. It is frost tender, so is suitable for tropical and sub-tropical climates. It can also be grown in temperate areas in a sheltered, warm spot.
Chain of hearts needs a well drained soil, as standing in water may lead to root rot. It likes a partly shaded position. Deeper shade leads to paler coloured foliage, more light deepend the leaf colour.
Propagation is from tip cuttings, and from division.
Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.1 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: not specified
Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Soil pH: 6.1-7.5
Root rot in wet conditions
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.