Nertera granadensis, Nertera depressa, Coral Moss, Bead Plant

Nertera granadensis, Nertera depressa

Coral Moss, Bead Plant
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: New Zealand
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSemi-shadeRegular water

Grown as a groundcover, Nertera granadensis (Coral Moss) will reach up to a maximum size of about 2ft tall and wide. To care for the plant in cooler climates, choose a sunny to semi-shaded spot with protection from cold winds. The soil should be fertile and light, with good drainage. Water regularly during the growing season, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged. Take care not to over water, as this can cause root rot.

Grown in Zones 9-11. In colder regions, use a pot with drainage holes for your Bead Plant and shift it indoors during winter months. When indoors, ensure the pot is in a light spot but out of direct sunlight. Keep the pot moist, but not soggy, and continue regular watering. During the colder months reduce watering.

It'll be a grat addition to you plant collection: A mat-forming plant that forms roots at the nodes of stems, growing well in a rock garden in areas where frosts are not likely. .

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