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Dichondra Repens Kidney Weed

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pot size: 14cm
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Dichondra (also known as Kidney Weed) is an attractive and useful ground cover or lawn substitute, which will grow readily in most climates.It provides a vigorous ground hugging, tight cover. Grows to 15cm high in shade. Preferred aspect is full sun to 80% shade. Attractive between pavers and is useful for shaded areas, steep banks and other inaccessible positions. Will spread to 50cm wide.

Dichondra repens, also known as kidney weed or lawn leaf, is a species of perennial herbaceous plant in the family Convolvulaceae. It is native to Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Asia, and is commonly grown as a groundcover plant or as a lawn substitute in many parts of the world.

Dichondra repens has small, kidney-shaped leaves that grow on long, trailing stems. The plant is typically low-growing, reaching a height of around 5-10 cm, and produces small, inconspicuous flowers that are usually green or yellow in color. It is a fast-spreading plant that forms a dense mat of foliage, making it an ideal choice for use as a groundcover or as a lawn alternative.

Dichondra repens is a relatively low-maintenance plant that is tolerant of a range of soil types and growing conditions. It prefers a well-drained soil and a position in full sun to partial shade. The plant is drought-tolerant and can survive on infrequent watering, although it will benefit from regular watering during hot, dry weather. In areas with frost, Dichondra repens may die back in winter but will generally recover in spring. The plant is also suitable for growing in containers or hanging baskets, where its trailing stems can be trained to cascade over the edges.

Dichondra repens is available from Online Plants, Australia's leading e-commerce plant nursery. Located in Melbourne we offer fast, accurate and careful plant delivery to all Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane, metropolitan and regional areas.