Pueraria sp., Puero, Kudzu. Pueraria lobata
Pueraria lobata

Pueraria sp.

Puero, Kudzu
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Southeast Asia
USDA Zone: 6-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersPink flowersInvasive plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant plant

Pueraria sp., commonly known as Puero, is a plant native to Southeast Asia and is a great addition to any garden. Puero has plenty of advantages, from its groundcover and low-growing qualities (reaching up to 2ft) to its lovely pink, blue, lavender, and purple flowers. This vine or creeper is suitable for full sun or semi-shade, though it prefers regular water and moderate water. While it is an invasive species in some regions, Puero can be a beautiful addition to the home if carefully monitored.

When it comes to growing Puero, it is rather easy. Plant the seeds 1/2" deep in a sand/loam mixture, keeping them warm and damp. Bright light is also recommended. This vine or creeper is tolerant of temporary waterlogging and short periods of flooding, however it is not drought tolerant. When Puero has reached maturity, its cold hardy in USDA Zone 6-10.

When it comes to growing Puero in a pot in colder regions, it is suggested that the pot is brought indoors for the winter. In order to successfully do this, it is important to move the pot before the ground gets too cold and frost sets in. The Puero must be brought indoors in a bright, sunny location with temperatures above 40 degrees F. Watering should be done when the soil feels dry, but also be careful not to overwater. Fertilizing every two months with a natural fertilizer will ensure the Puero continues to thrive in its new environment.

All in all, Puero is a great addition to any garden, and with the right care and attention, it can be a thriving part of your home environment.

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