Hemiandra pungens – Snake Plant

The delicate mauve flowers that are plentiful in spring and summer and its ground covering habit are the key features of this lovely little plant from the mint family. It is fantastic for pots & hanging baskets and also makes an excellent rockery plant. Give it a light trim at the end of summer. Likes a sunny position in a well drained soil. Can withstand moderate frosts.

 

Family:Lamiaceae
Scientific Name:Hemiandra pungens
Common Name:Snake Plant
Plant Type:Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Height:0.1 ~ 0.2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 0.75 metres
Flower Colour:Mauve
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Fragrant, Border plant
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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