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Bacopa white thrives

Bacopa ‘White Thrives’ is a variety of Bacopa (Sutera cordata) known for its delicate white flowers and trailing habit. Here’s how to grow Bacopa ‘White Thrives’:

  1. Climate and location: Bacopa ‘White Thrives’ thrives in temperate to warm climates. It prefers full sun to partial shade. In hot summer regions, provide afternoon shade to protect it from scorching heat.
  2. Soil preparation: Plant Bacopa ‘White Thrives’ in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter. A soil mix designed for containers or hanging baskets works well. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging, as Bacopa is sensitive to soggy soil conditions.
  3. Planting: Plant Bacopa ‘White Thrives’ in spring after the danger of frost has passed. Space the plants about 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) apart, depending on the desired coverage. Gently loosen the roots before planting and water thoroughly after planting to settle the soil.
  4. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Bacopa prefers consistently moist conditions, especially during hot, dry weather. Water the plants deeply whenever the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry.
  5. Fertilizing: Feed Bacopa ‘White Thrives’ regularly with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer formulated for flowering plants. Apply the fertilizer according to the manufacturer’s instructions, usually every 2-4 weeks during the growing season.
  6. Deadheading: Remove spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming and maintain a tidy appearance. Pinch off the faded flowers along with a portion of the stem to encourage branching and new flower production.
  7. Pruning: Bacopa ‘White Thrives’ benefits from occasional pruning to control its trailing growth and encourage bushiness. Trim back leggy or straggly stems to promote new growth and maintain the desired shape.
  8. Pest and disease control: Bacopa ‘White Thrives’ is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but it may occasionally be bothered by aphids, spider mites, or powdery mildew. Monitor your plants regularly and treat any issues promptly with appropriate methods.
  9. Overwintering: In colder climates, Bacopa ‘White Thrives’ is often grown as an annual. However, you can overwinter it indoors by bringing containers indoors before the first frost. Place them in a bright, cool location with reduced watering until spring.
  10. Propagation: Bacopa ‘White Thrives’ can be propagated by stem cuttings. Take 3-4 inch (7.5-10 cm) cuttings from healthy stems, remove the lower leaves, and place them in moist potting soil or water until roots develop.

By following these care tips, you can grow beautiful Bacopa ‘White Thrives’ and enjoy its delicate white flowers cascading from hanging baskets, containers, or garden beds.

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