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Bacopa: maintenance advice


Bacopa is a very pretty little flower that thrives in both sun and shade.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Sutera diffusa
Family : Scrofulariaceae
Type : Perennial

Height
: 20 to 30 cm
Exposure : Sun, partial shade
Ground : Ordinary

Flowering : May to October

Easy to maintain, here are the tips for a beautiful and long-lasting flowering.

Read also: health benefits and virtues of bachota

Planting bacopa

Planting bachota is an important step because it will promote growth and flowering.

It is recommended to plant your bacopas in the spring in a mixture of soil and flowering plant potting soil.

  • Prefer partially sunny situations but avoiding the scorching midday sun
  • For the suspension, choose a special suspension soil
  • Space each plant about 30 cm apart to give the bacopa room to develop
  • Water regularly after planting and in case of prolonged drought (especially in pots and hanging)

Bacopa seedlings:

Bacopa is sown in late winter under cover, from February-March.

Sowing in the ground takes place after any risk of frost, usually not before April.

  • Cover the seeds with a thin layer of potting soil
  • Water regularly but not excessively so as to keep the soil slightly moist.
  • The lifting takes place in about 1 week

We only put bacopa in the ground when all risk of frost has been eliminated.

Caring for bacopa

Bacopa is virtually maintenance-free and offers wonderful little flowers throughout the summer season.

Remove wilted flowers as you go, if desired, to stimulate the appearance of new flowers.

Watering bacopa:

If you grow yourbacopa in a pot, tray or planter, water regularly as soon as the soil is dry.

Avoid standing water in the cups as the roots fear excess moisture.

In summer, do not hesitate to mulch the soil to maintain freshness and save watering.

All you need to know about bacopa

This small perennial native to South Africa has very pretty flowers, mostly white, but can also be in shades of pink.

It is often found in suspension because its foliage and flowers tend to come cascading which gives a very nice effect.

Easy to maintain, bacopa will seduce you with the multitude of small flowers it produces throughout the summer.

Bacopa is also used for its medicinal virtues and health benefits, in particular to improve memory, limit neurological disorders. Bacopa also has benefits on concentration and intellectual abilities.

Smart tip about bacopa

The cuttings is very easy in spring, it is even better to multiply your bacopas in this way rather than by seed.

Watering should be regular but not excessive throughout the flowering period.

Video: Trimming Bacopa - Aquascape Aquarium Designs (October 2020).