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Plant Care Instructions By Steve Brigham

Alyogyne hakeifolia is good low water use plant for well-drained soils in the milder Southern California climates, but it can be short lived in heavy soils. Occasional pruning will make it bloom better and also lengthen its life.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones :
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Water

        Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don't over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

  • February
    • Buy

        Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    • Water

        Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don't over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

  • March
    • Buy

        Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    • Fertilize

        After pruning, fertilize very lightly with a balanced plant food and water in well.

    • Water

        Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don't over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

    • Prune

        Prune moderately to control size and keep plants bushy. This will encourage fresh new growth and bloom, and prolong the plant's life.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don't let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    • Water

        Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don't over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don't let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

  • May
    • Water

        Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don't over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don't let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

    • Propagate

        Propagate from softwood cuttings of firm young growth.

  • June
    • Water

        Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don't over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don't let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

    • Propagate

        Propagate from softwood cuttings of firm young growth.

  • July
    • Water

        Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don't over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don't let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

  • August
    • Water

        Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don't over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don't let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

  • September
    • Buy

        Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    • Fertilize

        After pruning, fertilize very lightly with a balanced plant food and water in well.

    • Water

        Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don't over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

    • Prune

        Prune moderately to control size and keep plants bushy. This will encourage fresh new growth and bloom, and prolong the plant's life.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don't let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

  • October
    • Buy

        Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    • Water

        Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don't over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don't let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

  • November
    • Buy

        Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.

    • Plant

        Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

    • Water

        Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don't over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

  • December
    • Water

        Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don't over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
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            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • February

              Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.

            • March

              Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.

            • April

              Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.

            • September

              Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.

            • October

              Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.

            • November

              Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • February

              Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

            • March

              Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

            • April

              Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

            • September

              Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

            • October

              Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

            • November

              Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
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            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                After pruning, fertilize very lightly with a balanced plant food and water in well.

              • September

                After pruning, fertilize very lightly with a balanced plant food and water in well.

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

              • February

                Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

              • March

                Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

              • April

                Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

              • May

                Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

              • June

                Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

              • July

                Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

              • August

                Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

              • September

                Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

              • October

                Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

              • November

                Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

              • December

                Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Prune moderately to control size and keep plants bushy. This will encourage fresh new growth and bloom, and prolong the plant\'s life.

              • September

                Prune moderately to control size and keep plants bushy. This will encourage fresh new growth and bloom, and prolong the plant\'s life.

            • Mulch

              Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don\'t let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

              • April

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don\'t let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

              • May

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don\'t let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

              • June

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don\'t let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

              • July

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don\'t let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

              • August

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don\'t let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

              • September

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don\'t let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

              • October

                Maintain a generous mulch around plants to conserve water use, but don\'t let the mulch get too close to the base of the plant.

            • Protect

              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

              •  Jan
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              •  May
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              •  Aug
              •  Sep
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              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Pest/Disease Inspection

                What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

                •  Jan
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                •  May
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                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Treat for Pest/Disease

                  How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                  •  Jan
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                  •  May
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                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • Transplant

                    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

                    •  Jan
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                    •  May
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                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
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                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • Propagate

                      When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

                      •  Jan
                      •  Feb
                      •  Mar
                      •  Apr
                      •  May
                      •  Jun
                      •  Jul
                      •  Aug
                      •  Sep
                      •  Oct
                      •  Nov
                      •  Dec
                      • May

                        Propagate from softwood cuttings of firm young growth.

                      • June

                        Propagate from softwood cuttings of firm young growth.

                    • Harvest

                      When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                      •  Oct
                      •  Nov
                      •  Dec
                      • Special requirements

                        Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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