Pennywort

Pennywort

$35.00Price

6" HANGING BASKET PENNYWORT 

Centella asiatica

USDA Zones

 

This fast growing, trailing plant has amazing characteristics. Not only does it grow in water, making it an excellent plant for terrariums or aquariums, it is an herbal plant used for medicinal purposes all over the world. With that being said, if you keep the plant in a contained area, such as a pot, hanging basket, or the earlier mentioned aquarium or terrarium, you will have delicate foliage that fills in open areas beautifully & quickly. 

 

Healthy pennywort plants have light green, kidney shaped leaves that are miniature & delicate looking. They have sturdy, long & white, vine like roots that are fine in texture & resemble bean sprouts. 

 

Brazilian Pennywort is particularly versatile, as it can be planted in the substrate or as a floating plant. When used as a floating plant, it provides a perfect hiding place for young fry, as well as an excellent medium for infusoria to grow. It is not unusual for portions of the plant that are at the surface of the water to produce small white flowers.It can also be planted in the substrate, where it makes a great mid or background stem plant. If weighed down, it can be trailed across driftwood or other surfaces. When used as a stem plant, it looks particularly attractive in bunches of a half dozen stems of differing heights, placed together. Regardless of how it is planted, Brazilian Pennywort will grow towards the surface, the lower leaves dropping off as the plant gets taller and shades the lower leaves.

 

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

One of the best parts about Pennywort is how easy it is to take care of it. In an aquarium the delicate leaves float to the top. In an out of water container it requires a good bit of water. The soil must always be moist. We send a pot with a drainage hole, and use container filled with moist, lightweight potting soil. Be sure the container has a drainage hole in the bottom. Water thoroughly after planting. Thereafter, water as needed to keep the soil evenly and consistently moist. Either way, with the right growing conditions, you will have a fast growing plant that will fill in any open spaces. It requires ample lighting & plenty of nitrogen. When light & nutrients are low, the plant will grow much slower. 

 

You will receive this 6" sized plant bare rooted with the hanging basket included.

 

PROPAGATION

It can be propagated easily by simply taking cuttings off of robust plants.

  • Thank you for shopping with Horticult! Please remember that unless otherwise stated in the description area of your plant's listing, all of our plants are shipped bare root without a pot. All plants sold in a hanging basket will include a pot.

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- Henry David Thoreau; Journal 3 January 1853
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