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wscrig00
Feb 19, 2018 11:21 AM CST
We are growing our own Bacopa this year. I am wondering how big the plants should be when we put them in our hanging baskets and planters. They are so tiny, but cute, right now. I just wonder if we should plant them in larger containers inside now that they are taking shape? This has become a bit of an obsession!
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Xeramtheum
Feb 19, 2018 3:03 PM CST
Hi and welcome to NGA!

If you are growing them from seed, probably 1 - 2 plants per 10 - 14 inch basket would be in order - from rooted cuttings 3. The main thing to remember about Bacopa is that they require consistently moist soil and should not be allowed to dry out. Bacopa is essentially a bog/water plant.

Forgot to add, best time to plant in baskets if from seeds is when there are at least 4 - 8 sets of true leaves.
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zuzu
Feb 19, 2018 7:49 PM CST

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Plants of the Bacopa genus are bog/water plants, but the common name "Bacopa" is also used for Sutera cordata, which is not a water plant and does not require consistenty moist soil. Here are a couple of links to a Bacopa species and a Sutera species. Look at the photos to see which one you have.
Smooth Water Hyssop (Bacopa monnieri)
Ornamental Bacopa (Sutera cordata)
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greene
Feb 19, 2018 8:02 PM CST
I agree I agree with @zuzu; if you could post photos of either the seeds, seeds packages, seedlings or small plants that you are calling bacopa, you could get more accurate answers. Thank You!
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greene
Feb 19, 2018 8:29 PM CST
The NGA database currently has zero images of the seeds/seed packets/seedlings for the Ornamental Bacopa (Sutera cordata), so if that is the plant you are growing, please consider taking photos of the life stages and adding the images to our database so other can learn from your experience. Thank You! Hurray!
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ctcarol
Feb 19, 2018 9:41 PM CST
Thank you, Zuzu for pointing that out. I was shaking my head after reading it was a water plant. Mine is Sutera cordata, and definitely NOT a water plant.
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Xeramtheum
Feb 20, 2018 8:16 AM CST
Lol, I had no idea there was a Bacopa that wasn't a water plant.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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