Growing Mecardonia

Latin Name Pronunciation: meh-kar-do'nee-uh

Mecardonia is a genus of small creeping plants that are often grown as ground covers. Plants are also attractive tucked in containers and hanging baskets.

Light/Watering: Plants prefer full sun and regular watering so that the soil is consistently moist.

Fertilizer/Soil: Grow in moderately rich, moist but well-drained soil enriched with organic matter, such as compost or peat moss. Feed every two weeks with an all-purpose or bloom-boosting fertilizer mixed according to the manufacturer's recommendation.