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Care of the plant Farfugium japonicum or Leopard plant.

Care of the plant Farfugium japonicum or Leopard plant

The genus Farfugium, family Asteraceae, includes 2 species of herbaceous plants native to Asia: Farfugium japonicum and Farfugium hiberniflorum.

Common names: Leopard plant, Green leopard plant, Tractor seat plant. This species is native to Japan, Korea, and China.

They are herbaceous rhizomatous plants with tussock bearing that reach 60 cm in height and width. The leaves are large, kidney-shaped or rounded, and bright green; sometimes they have yellowish spots. The flowers are yellow in color, are grouped in inflorescences and resemble daisies. They bloom in summer.

They are used on borders, on rockeries, on slopes, in undergrowths and in pots for terraces and patios.

Farfugium japonicum grows in full sun, semi-shade and shade exposures. The ideal annual average temperature is 15-25 ºC. It does not resist frost.

The soil can be a normal garden soil with 20% organic matter. In case of transplantation, it is better to do it in autumn or spring.

Water frequently in spring and summer so that the substrate is always moist; slightly reduce watering the rest of the year. They do not resist drought.

Fertilize in autumn with manure or compost and in summer every 15 days with mineral fertilizer.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated by division and by seeds sown in spring.

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