Resistant to sandy soil, drought and sea-spray, Scaevola aemula is a great remedy to get a problem area in your backyard. More frequently called fairy fanflower, this evergreen perennial spreads to 3-feet across and bears little white, blue or lavender flowers through the entire growing period. Fairy fanflower is hardy to U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 9 to 11, even though you can also use it as an annual in colder areas. Not only is fairy fanflower tolerant and desirable of adverse circumstances, cuttings take root effortlessly so that it is possible to inexpensively create your own desirable low-maintenance groundcover.
Make a cut at a 45-degree angle just below a leaf node using a clear knife. Select wholesome 4- to 6 inch comes from this seasonâs development that have had some time to mature. Use the knife to cut away any leaves from bottom-half of the cutting. Dip the end in rooting hormone, enough to protect the node. Tap off any excess powder.
Fill a pot with well-draining potting soil or a combination of of peat moss and perlite. Push a pencil to the medium to create a hole for the slicing; you risk harming the stem or brushing the powder off in case you drive the stem right to the soil. Position the bottom node below the soilâs area and gently pack soil around it. In order to fit cuttings place the stems a couple of inches apart. Water the cuttings properly.
Place the pot in a sunny location outside. Keep the soil over-watering can cause cause the stems.
Check your cuttings to see whether they’ve taken root, starting 30 days after they have been planted by you. Gently tug on one of the crops; roots have formed, in the event that resistance is felt by you. Avoid tugging in your cuttings may break off effortlessly and mo-Re usually than once a week are fragile. New development is a great indication that roots have formed. Allow several roots which are at least 1 or 2 inches well before before you transplant them to be developed by the crops. Transplant to some area that is sunny, inserting the crops three toes apart. Water them in well and fertilize.