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Dichondra argenta - Silver Falls Dichondra

4.5" Hanging Basket

Silver Falls Dichondra, also known as Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls,' is renowned for its cascading, silvery foliage that gracefully spills over containers and hanging baskets. This trailing perennial is perfect for adding a touch of elegance and movement to both indoor and outdoor spaces, enhancing any garden or landscape with its unique texture and color. Its trailing habit makes it an excellent choice for creating stunning vertical accents or ground cover, while its silvery leaves shimmer in sunlight, creating a captivating visual appeal.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Dichondra argenta
  • Common Name(s): Silver Falls Dichondra, Silver Dichondra, Silver Nickle Vine
  • Family: Convolvulaceae
  • Native RangeSouth Africa

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Bright Full Sun 
  • Water: Water thoroughly, but allow the soil to dry between watering.
  • Humidity: Low
  • Temperature: 60-70F. Avoid cold drafts.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding: Fertilize with diluted liquid fertilizer during spring and summer.
  • Propagation: Very easy to propagate from cuttings in water, soil or sphagnum moss.
  • Growth: Trailing
  • Common Pests: Mealybugs, aphids, scale & spider mites 
  • Toxicity: Non-Toxic

To ensure your Silver Falls Dichondra thrives, plant it in well-draining soil and place it in a location with full sun to partial shade. This plant prefers regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist, but be careful not to overwater, as it is susceptible to root rot. Fertilize occasionally with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy growth and maintain its lush appearance. With its low-maintenance care requirements and striking beauty, Silver Falls Dichondra is a versatile choice for any gardener looking to add a touch of silver charm to their outdoor or indoor garden spaces.