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Selaginella helvetica (Selaginella helvetica)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Selaginella helvetica

Other names

Selaginella helvetica

Genus

Selaginella Selaginella

Species

S. helvetica - S. helvetica is a low-growing, evergreen perennial grown for its foliage which looks rather like moss.


Selaginella helvetica is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact

Foliage

Golden-yellow in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects , Slugs , Snails Scale insects , Slugs , Snails

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Selaginella helvetica (Selaginella helvetica) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Gravel, Greenhouse, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in moist, acidic soil in semi-shade in a sheltered position. Grow in peat if in containers, also suitable for shady spots on rockeries. Keep free of weeds and remove faded foliage. If growing under cover, maintain good humidity levels.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Selaginella helvetica

Other names

Selaginella helvetica

Genus

Selaginella Selaginella

Species

S. helvetica - S. helvetica is a low-growing, evergreen perennial grown for its foliage which looks rather like moss.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact


Colour

Foliage

Golden-yellow in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Scale insects , Slugs , Snails

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Selaginella helvetica (Selaginella helvetica) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Gravel, Greenhouse, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in moist, acidic soil in semi-shade in a sheltered position. Grow in peat if in containers, also suitable for shady spots on rockeries. Keep free of weeds and remove faded foliage. If growing under cover, maintain good humidity levels.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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