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Succulents – Tropical Speedwell

  • Tropical speedwell 

Botanical name: evolvulus alsinoides 

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: 1 ft in height and in width 

Bloom time:  spring 

Hardy zone: zones 4-9 

Flower color: purple/blue

Foliage color: green 

Growth rate: can grow 1 inch per week 

Pruning instructions: trim in the early spring to maintain shape and size

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: garden/fence climber or garden groundcover 

Light needs: at least 6 hours of sun per day 

Special features: trailing stems make for a great hanging basket display 

Watering instructions:  allow soil to partially dry between watering sessions

Fertilizing instructions : fertilize with a slow release fertilizer once a month during the plants growing season

Best time to plant: spring or summer 

Best type of soil: loam, sand 

Companion plants: sedum

Toxicity level: potentially mildly toxic if ingested 

Invasive species: no

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