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Care of the plant Ajuga reptans or Bugleherb.

Care of the plant Ajuga reptans or Bugleherb

The genus Ajuga, of the Lamiaceae family, comprises 30 species of creeping, perennial and herbaceous plants native to Asia, Europe and Africa. Some species are: Ajuga reptans, Ajuga decumbens, Ajuga chamaepitys, Ajuga genevensis, Ajuga japonica.

Common names: Bugle, Blue bugle, Carpet bugleweed, Common bugle, Carpetweed. This species is native to Europe.

They are covering plants that have large leaves, of an intense green color and an oval or linear shape. The flowers appear in decorative spikes that can be yellow, white, or blue.

Due to their creeping size, they are used to cover slopes and rockeries. They also have medicinal properties against diarrhea and bleeding.

The Ajuga reptans needs exposure to full sun or semi-shade. It is a very rustic and easy to grow plant.

A normal garden soil is sufficient. Planting at the end of winter.

Water with a glass of water per plant every 2 or 3 days.

Fertilize once in the fall with organic fertilizer.

They can propagate from seeds sown in spring or by division of the plant.

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Ajuga reptans
Ajuga reptans
Ajuga reptans
Ajuga reptans