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Care of the plant Scaevola humilis or Fairy Fan-Flower.

Care of the plant Scaevola humilis or Fairy Fan-Flower

The genus Scaevola, family Goodeniaceae, comprises 100 species of tropical plants native to Polynesia and Australia. Some species are: Scaevola humilis, Scaevola taccada, Scaevola coriacea, Scaevola gaudichaudii, Scaevola repens.

Common names: Fairy Fan-Flower, Ground Cover Scaevola. This species is native to Australia.

They are semi-succulent perennials with rapid growth and a creeping or hanging habit that reach 25 cm in height. They have deep green serrated leaves. The blue-violet flowers are small and have 5 fan-shaped petals. They bloom during the summer and early fall.

They are used in rockery, in dry areas of the garden and in pots for balconies and terraces. They are ideal for coastal gardens and for cities (they resist pollution).

Scaevola humilis needs full sun or semi-shade exposure.

The soil must be very well drained and fertile and light.

Water sparingly because they resist drought very well. They are sensitive to excess water.

Prune faded flowers to encourage more flower production.

Fertilize biweekly with mineral fertilizer during flowering.

They are quite resistant plants to pests and diseases; sometimes they can be attacked by aphids.

They are propagated by cuttings in spring.

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Scaevola humilis
Scaevola humilis
Scaevola humilis
Scaevola humilis
Scaevola humilis
Scaevola humilis
 

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