The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Soleirolia

Family: Urticaceae.

Soleirolia soleirolii Dandy (Helxine soleirolii Req.) Common name(s): Helxine
Soleirolia Syn. Helxine Genus of one species of vigorous, dwarf, monoecous, evergreen perennial from moist, shaded sites in W. Mediterranean islands. It is cultivated for its fresh green foliage. Helxine is excellent in hanging baskets or for covering the soil around tall plants. The variety argentea has silvery leaves.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth in summer - minimum 55F in winter.Brightly lit spot. Keep well away from direct sunlight. Grow in soil-based potting mix. Keep compost moist at all times but never waterlogged. Reduce watering in winter. Use soft, tepid water. Misting is necessary. Divide plants in late spring.

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