Ground Cover or Just Another Weed?Friday, September 11, 2009
This plant is sometimes called Hookweed and is often used in landscaping as groundcovers here. It's a plant of the species Cyathula Prostrata.
I was attracted to this plant when I was standing at an office building. This Hookweed was used to create the outline of a path.
I saw some overgrown shoots and decided to pluck two stems. I brought them back to my garden to propagate by just pinning the stem down into the soil and... it worked!
Overtime, I learnt that this plant grows well undershaded but with some direct sunlight in order for the leaves to be red. Hence this pot is placed at a position that receives late afternoon sunlight.
The weed is watered twice a day, once in the morning and another time in the evening. It grows very fast even with no fertiliser.
Below are other types of weed found in my garden.
Sessile Joyweed grows voluntarily in this sedum planter...
Dollarweed and Alternanthera as combo filler...
And Mock Strawberry...
Eventhough there are just another weed, they made good compliments to my other plants in the garden ;-)