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Care of the plant Ophiopogon or Lilyturf.

Care of the plant Ophiopogon or Lilyturf

The genus Ophiopogon, family Asparagaceae, comprises 60 species of perennial plants native to Asia. Some species are: Ophiopogon jaburan, Ophiopogon japonicus, Ophiopogon planiscapus, Ophiopogon intermedius.

Common name: Lilyturf.

They are rhizomatous plants with linear or lanceolate leaves. The small flowers appear in clusters, are bell-shaped and can be white, blue or lilac. They bloom in summer.

They are used as floor coverings, on rockeries and borders and in pots for balconies and terraces, as indoor and greenhouse plants. They are interesting for the flowers and also for the leaves.

The Ophiopogon needs a semi-shade exposure and annual average temperatures of 10-20 ºC. They do not resist frost.

The soil must be well drained, rich in humus, fresh and of medium texture. Planting or transplanting is done in spring.

Water moderately, waiting for the soil surface to dry; Do not allow the substrate to dry completely. They do not resist drought or excess water.

Fertilize monthly with mineral fertilizer from late spring to mid-fall.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated by seeds sown in spring in the nursery (without direct sun) or by division at the time of planting.

Images of the plant Ophiopogon or Lilyturf

Ophiopogon jaburan
Ophiopogon jaburan
Ophiopogon jaburan
Ophiopogon jaburan
Ophiopogon jaburan
Ophiopogon jaburan
 

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