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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.

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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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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Water

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

    Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

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

    Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Fertilize

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

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

    Prune moderately to control size and keep plants bushy. This will encourage fresh new growth and bloom, and prolong the plant\'s life.
    6. 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
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.
    4. 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
    1. Water

    Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.
    2. 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.
    3. Propagate

    Propagate from softwood cuttings of firm young growth.
    June
    1. Water

    Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.
    2. 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.
    3. Propagate

    Propagate from softwood cuttings of firm young growth.
    July
    1. Water

    Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.
    2. 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
    1. Water

    Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.
    2. 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
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Fertilize

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

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

    Prune moderately to control size and keep plants bushy. This will encourage fresh new growth and bloom, and prolong the plant\'s life.
    6. 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
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

    Water regularly and deeply during dry periods, but don\'t over-water. Established plants need only weekly or twice-monthly watering.
    4. 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
    1. Buy

    Buy healthy, vigorous plants from a specialty nursery.
    2. Plant

    Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
    3. Water

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

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

    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?

    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.

    Fertilize

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

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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.

    Propagate

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

    May

    Propagate from softwood cuttings of firm young growth.

    June

    Propagate from softwood cuttings of firm young growth.

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