Dichondra Silver Nickel Vine, also known as Dichondra argentea, Kidney Weed, and Silver Ponysfoot, is a tender perennial native to Texas and Mexico. An herbaceous perennial in zone 10-12, this plant typically grows as an annual in cold regions or makes a unique addition to any brightly lit houseplant collection. Silver Nickel Vine offers a trailing, creeping habit of 2-3" tall spreading 12-48" wide. One-inch wide silver-green, fan-shaped foliage brings contrast and texture as a groundcover, spilling over hanging baskets and mixed containers, or cascading over rock walls and raised beds. This plant is heat and drought tolerant, flourishing in full sun with minimal water and care.
Dichondra Silver Nickel Vine Selling Tips
Sell Dichondra Silver Nickel Vine to customers looking for a low-maintenance foliage plant to use as a groundcover, cascade over a rock wall, or spill out of a mixed container. Customers will love this plant's texture, visual interest, and silver-green coloring. Dichondra requires little care, tolerating drought, heat, and full sun. Perennial in zone 10-12, grow this plant as an annual or houseplant in cold regions. Create charming contrast in mixed containers or raised beds by planting Dichondra as a spiller paired with Petunia, Salvia, New Zealand Flax, Angelonia, and Begonia. Mixed foliage containers offer contemporary interest to patios and porches; use this plant alongside Ipomoea, Alternanthera, and Coleus.
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1. For use as a groundcover, space plants 20-30" apart in well-drained soil in full sun. For cascading over rock walls or containers, space plants 5-10" apart.
2. Trim as needed to control the shape of this plant's foliage.
3. Water when soil is dry. Do not overwater this plant, or it will develop root rot.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Dichondra Silver Nickel Vine, plant one rooted plug per 4- or 10-inch container. Use a well-drained soil with a pH of 5.5-5.8, EC of 0.6-1.0, temperatures between 65-72, and light feed (150-200 ppm N). This plant doesn't require pinching or PGRs and isn't prone to pests. Maintain dry to moderately wet soil. In overly wet conditions, Dichondra can develop root rot or powdery mildew.
This plant is grown for its foliage.
This plant doesn't require pinching.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration around the base of each plant. Do not allow foliage to touch.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
This plant isn't prone to pests.
This plant can be prone to root rot and powdery mildew in overly wet conditions. Water at the base of each plant in the morning, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Use a well-draining soil and space containers so sunlight can penetrate to the soil level of each plant. Provide good airflow in your greenhouse. We recommend using horizontal airflow fans.
Planting Dichondra Silver Nickel Vine Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4- or 10-inch container. Use a well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot in the center of the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Dichondra Silver Nickel Vine Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||4-5 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||7-10 Weeks|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 10-12|