A truly wandering plant, Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’ (Dichondra argentea ‘Silver Falls’) is a stand out in any garden. A tough perennial plant, it is often used in garden beds to create a flowing effect over the edges of pots, hanging baskets or retaining walls. It is also great as a ground cover in garden beds that receive full sun and requires little care once established.


How to grow Dichondra 'Silver Falls' in a garden

  1. Choose position in full sun or part shade with well drained soil. 
  2. Enrich the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food.
  3. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease the roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Form a raised ring around the plant, creating a well so that water will go where it’s needed most. Water in well. 
  5. Mulch with an organic mulch like woodchip or pea straw, keeping it away from the base of the plant.
  6. Water deeply, once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions.
  7. During the growing and flowering season feed with Yates Thrive All Purpose Granular Plant Food. TIP: for an added boost apply Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food.

How to grow Dichondra 'Silver Falls' in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200mm wide.
  2. Position in full sun to part shade.
  3. Fill pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  4. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease the roots.
  5. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down.
  6. Water in well.
  7. Keep mix moderately moist at all times.
  8. Feed with Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food. TIP: for an added boost apply Yates Thrive Fish Blood & Bone Plant Food Concentrate.

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Growing tips

  • For strong dense growth grow in full sun.

  • Great for use around swimming pools as a ground cover.

  • Easily propagated from division or cuttings. 

  • Great feature plant for hanging baskets or pots to create a cascading effect.
  • Avoid overwatering as this plant does not like having wet feet, otherwise, only water in the morning on sunny days. 

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Recommended products

Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food

A liquid plant food suitable for most types of plants and provides balanced feeding to promote stronger, healthier growth and greener foliage. Feeds through the leaves and roots for fast results.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.