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A truly wandering plant, Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’ (Dichondra argentea ‘Silver Falls’) is a stand out in any garden. A tough perennial plant, it is often used in garden beds to create a flowing effect over the edges of pots, hanging baskets or retaining walls. It is also great as a ground cover in garden beds that receive full sun and requires little care once established.


How to grow
dichondra silver falls in a garden

  1. Choose a well drained spot in the garden that attracts full sun to part shade.
  2. Enrich the soil in the planting bed with some compost and  Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before planting.
  3. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Form a raised ring around the plant, creating a well so that water will go where it’s needed most. Water in well. 
  5. Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, sugarcane or pea straw, keeping it away from the base of the plant.
  6. Feed every 4 weeks with  Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food.

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How to grow dichondra silver falls in a pot:

1. Choose a pot at least 300mm wide. Position in full sun to part shade and fill with quality potting mix, such as  Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.

2. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.

3. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Water in well.

4. Feed every 4 weeks with  Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food.

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Growing tips

  • For strong dense growth grow in full sun.

  • Great for use around swimming pools as a ground cover.

  • Easily propagated from division or cuttings. 

  • Great feature plant for hanging baskets or pots to create a cascading effect.
  • Avoid overwatering as this plant does not like having wet feet.

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