Growing Talinum 'Limon' (Jewels of Opar)

Latin Name Pronunciation: tah-ly'num

Jewels-of-Opar sparkles with lime green foliage and wiry stems of tiny hot pink flowers, followed by bronzy red, little, round seedpods.

Light/Watering: Grow in full sun and water only when the weather is very dry. Foliage becomes even more vivid when Talinum is grown under dry conditions, but don't allow plants to wilt.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Talinum is very adaptable and easy to grow in most soils. A slightly acid pH is preferred.

Pests/Diseases: Talinum is generally resistant to pests and diseases.

Companions: Jewels-of-Opar is ideal in containers or in the border, accompanied by purple- or blue-flowering annuals such as Petunias and Verbena, and dark-leaved Alternanthera.