A creeping plant that spreads widely from underground stolons, making it a good ground cover. It is also used as a soft lawn alternative which doesn’t need mowing, though it won’t stand up to hard traffic. It grows best in moist lightly shaded areas, preferring clay type soils, but will grow in sunny spots provided it gets some water in dry times. Naturally grows in all areas of Australia. It has insignificant green-yellow flowers at all times of the year.
|Scientific Name:||Dichondra repens|
|Common Name:||Kidney Weed|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover|
|Height:||0.1 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 5 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Green|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Lawn alternative|
|Special Uses:||Fast growing, Playground friendly|
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