Chameleon Plant

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Asked by camikeefe on November 29, 2015
Chameleon Plant

What is the temperature tolerance for the chameleon plant? I live in Arkansas and the plant is in an outside pond, do I need to bring it in for the winter?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Hardy down to zone 4 you do not need to move this plant indoors for winter.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/chameleon-plant/grow-chameleon-ground-cover.htm

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Asked by checkeroo on June 7, 2016
Chameleon Bush

I have a very large chameleon bush which is more the size of a tree now. I want to cut it back as much as I can. Will this hurt the plant? Will it grow back? If I end up with just branches, will it come back?

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Dianne

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heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can cut back the plant by up to 1/3 a season with causing it harm. Eventually it will grow back, but you can continue to cut it back by 1/3 each year until you reach the size you desire.

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Asked by cathyaom on April 17, 2017
Controlling the Spread of the Ground Cover, Chameleon .

Can you kill the ground cover, chameleon, with broadleaf weed control?

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This article provides a good discussion of the best ways to kill chameleon groundcover (Houttuynia):

https://ask.extension.org/questions/183060

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Asked by Samuel Barbary on August 12, 2017
Chameleon Plants

I have my chameleon plants planted in full sun, but they are one shade of green. Most pics show them as colorful.The potting soil.is a good quality and the soil remains damp.
What am.i doing wrong?

Thank you
Sam

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Downtoearthdigs
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Asked by Anonymous on December 27, 2017
Chameleon Plant

What do I do to enhance the red color. I have had several plants in a moist sunny area between my driveway and several walks for about 10 years. Minimal red color is present if at all. The plants are healthy and spread rapidly as expected. ptorcivia0@outlook.com or 201 919 4166. I live in NW NJ zone 6.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The color is usually more intense in hot weather and with more sun. Another possibility is that some of your plants have reverted to a non-variegated, all-green form and are taking over. This can happen because most variegated plant varieties (those with multicolored leaves) are mutants that are less vigorous than the all-green form of the same species. This article explains why it happens:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/variegated-plant-problems.htm

If you still have any plants that have the red color, prune out the green plants around them to encourage the multicolored form to grow.

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Asked by Anonymous on January 8, 2018
Is Chamelaucium Poisonous to Cats?

I have two kitties and just purchased a bunch of wax flower from my neighborhood grocery store and was curious if this little flower is poisonous to cats. I’m keeping it out of their reach until I can find out 🙂 thank you!

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I've looked at several of my usual references, but I haven't been able to find any references to this plant being toxic or non-toxic for cats. ASPCA is usually a great reference, but they don't have this plant listed:
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants

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