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Description

An upright species that commonly grows 3-4 ft. high and has distinctive round gray leaves with purple tinged margins. Showy clusters of white star-shaped flowers can occur from fall to spring on mature plants.

Silver dollar plant is a slow growing species with a dense stocky growth habit that is commonly planted for its attractive leaf color and character. It is best displayed in containers and small succulent gardens.

Water Needs

Silver dollar plant is well adapted to all parts of the Inland Empire in sunny exposures with normal winter rains and low amounts of summer irrigation. The chart shown below provides a recommended baseline guide to the monthly irrigation schedule and volume of supplemental water needed to maintain healthy growth throughout the average year. It should be noted there are several months indicated by an asterisk (*) when winter rains often provide sufficient moisture and irrigation is not needed. The high and low range of moisture indicates Silver dollar plant can grow with varying amounts of water; little supplemental water is needed during summer following the flowering cycle.

Irrigation Schedule and Graph

Low Water Use Plants

Irrigation Schedule 1

  Jan* Feb* Mar* Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov* Dec*
Runs per Month 0x to 2x 0x to 2x 0x to 2x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 0x to 2x 0x to 2x
Inches per Run 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1"
 
Inches per Month 0" to 2" 0" to 2" 0" to 2" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 0" to 2" 0" to 2"

Range of supplemental summer water: 7"
Range of supplemental winter water: 0"-10"

 
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  Jan* Feb* Mar* Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov* Dec*
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Plant Properties

Plant Type: Succulent
Foliage Character: Succulent
Habit: Upright, Mounding, Irregular branching, Dense
Growth Rate: Slow
Height: 3 ft. - 4 ft.
Width: 3 ft. - 4 ft.
Water Needs: Low 1
Foliage Color: Gray green, Blue gray
Flower Color: White
Flower Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Wind, Morning sun, Heat, Filtered or indirect sunlight, Drought, All day sun
Function: Specimen, Rock gardens, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Grouped, Foliage accent plant, Flowering accent plant, Container plant, Background plant

Maintenance

Very low maintenance. Prune only as needed for cuttings or to thin plants, any time of the year. Remove dried spent flowers and flower stalks as needed (D).

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