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Dichondra, Kidney Weed
Scientific Name: Dichondra micrantha Urb.
Synonym: Dichondra repens
Family: Convolvulaceae
Dichondra, Kidney Weed (Dichondra  micrantha) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24,28
USDA: 9-11

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: New Zealand, Australia

Growth Habits: Perennial ground cover, 2 to 4 inches tall (5-10 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular to abundant water

Propagation: division

Dichondras are occasionally used as groundcover. Although they don't tolerate heavy traffic, they can be a resource in shady areas. Weeding with chemicals might be a problem. Dichondra repens has green leaf undersides, while those of Dichondra micrantha are greyish.

Cultural Practices:
Dichondras like humus rich, well cultivated soil. In Phoenix, they self-seed readily.

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