A pretty little silvery bush native of Australia, resilient to seashore conditions and drought tolerant once it is well-established.
Common name : Silver Bush
Scientific name : Leucophyta brownii
Family : Asteraceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
A shimmering ball of soft, silvery foliage that makes a striking contrast with green foliage plants or bright flowers.
Sowing & planting
20 - 100
Plant my silver bush
Plant your silver cushion in a light, porous and well-drained growing soil to prevent water from stagnating at the root level - enriched with sand. The silver cushion needs a maximum of light.
In pots inside, place them in front of the windows so that they are beautiful even in winter.
In winter, they will prefer a cool room.
In summer, do not hesitate to take them out if the conditions are favorable.
Water my silver bush
The silver bush tolerates infrequent watering, and hate stagnant water, especially in heavy soil.
The watering rate varies with the season, as your plant "evaporates" more when it receives a lot of light.
You can use tap water, sprinkling gently, and if you see water in the cup after a few minutes, empty it.
Fertilize my silver bush
Silver cushions can live or survive with very little nutrients! But if you want beautiful vigorous plants, a supply of fertilizer can help you. Just use a liquid fertilizer, geranium or tomato fertilizer is just fine.
Repot my silver bush
Repot in early spring.
If you missed the right moment, it's not that big a deal.
Repot your plat every 3 or 4 years with potting soil mixed with a lot of sand.
Place a layer of coarse sand in the bottom of the pot for good drainage, or even pebbles for large plants.
Shelter my silver bush
Bring your silver cushion under shelter well before the first cool nights, because it does not support winter moisture.
Put outside my silver bush
Do not hesitate to take out your silver bush for the summer!
If it has spent the winter in the shade, just avoid placing it directly in full sun. You will bring it inside at the end of summer.