The the Acaena microphylla should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero. These plants lose the aerial part during the coldest months of the year. As spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce.the Acaena microphylla should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight.
Generalities Acaena microphylla
The Acaena microphylla is a plant for a rock garden. The Acaena microphylla Is small in size; in winter it assumes a greenred colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round. These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal.
Fertilization Acaena microphylla
We suggest adding to the irrigation water, in the spring, every 20-25 days, a specific fertilizer for flowering plants. We can also mix to the soil near the plants a granular slow release fertilizer, which has a 3-4 month action.
Watering Acaena microphylla
Water rarely, about once every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. Perennial plants are subject to some months of vegetational rest. During these months it isn't necessary to water them.
Treatments Acaena microphylla
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Acaena microphylla
We suggest a substratum characterized by an excellent drainage.
Notes Acaena microphylla
The Acaena microphylla produces fruits; the development of these plants makes it possible to also grow them in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.