A genus of species in the pea family, from which several are used to produce the dye indigo.
Common name : Indigofera
Scientific name : Indigofera spp.
Family : Liliaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
A genus comprised of many trees, shrubs, annuals or perennials from tropical and subtropical regions with pealike, usually pink - and not indigo blue as you might think! - flowers and a very distinctive foliage.
They prefer full sun and moist, well-drained soil.
Sowing & planting
100 - 500
6 - 8
Plant my indigofera
Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, and replace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.
Water my indigofera
Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !