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Triggerplant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Stylidium

 

Triggerplant

Most Stylidium species tend to be hardy species and can be easily cultivated in greenhouses or gardens. They are drought resistant, hardy to cold weather, and the species diversity in this genus gives gardeners a wide variety of choices. They have a tufted habit and basal rosettes of upright to arching, linear leaves. Upright, narrow racemes of tiny, pinkish magenta flowers bloom in summer.

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plant Features
  • Triggerplant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Triggerplant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Triggerplant is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Triggerplant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Triggerplant

Latin name

Stylidium

type

Perennial

family

Stylidiaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Triggerplant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Triggerplant is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Triggerplant likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Triggerplant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Triggerplant is 0.50meters x 0.30meters 0.50 M 0.30 M

Stylidium

Most Stylidium species tend to be hardy species and can be easily cultivated in greenhouses or gardens. They are drought resistant, hardy to cold weather, and the species diversity in this genus gives gardeners a wide variety of choices. They have a tufted habit and basal rosettes of upright to arching, linear leaves. Upright, narrow racemes of tiny, pinkish magenta flowers bloom in summer.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Stylidiums are not widely cultivated and can be difficult to maintain in gardens. S.graminifolium is hardier than most other species and appreciates well drained soils in a sunny or lightly shaded situation. They favour an acidic soil and do like to be kept moist but not waterlogged. In cooler areas, offer winter protection if temperatues below 0C are the norm. The plants also make excellent subjects for growing in containers.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Propagation from seed is relatively easy. Division of vigorous clumps may sometimes be possible.

 
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