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Sutera cordata

Belonging to the Sutera genus, Bacopa has a botanical name of Sutera cordata. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Pearly purple. Leaves appear approximately as a   Forest green (web) colour. A type of flower, it mainly grows as an annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Bacopa is known for its spreading habit and growing to a height of approximately 12.7 cm (4.95 inches).

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Bacopa is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Bacopa have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Bacopa

  • Partial Sun

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  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Bacopa likes a position of partial sun / full sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 7 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Bacopa is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Bacopa to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Bacopa from seed

Transplanting Bacopa

As Bacopa is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Common Bacopa problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Bacopa plants:

Bacopa Folklore & Trivia

This flower was created to promote the Nintendo game ‘pikmin’ the flower resembles the appearance of the flower on the yellow ‘pikmin’ a fictional plant/animal hybrid.

Other names for Bacopa

Pikmin Flower,

Bacopa cordata

Bacopa care instructions

How long does Bacopa take to grow?

These estimates for how long Bacopa takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!



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