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Lupin

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lupin

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Name

The botanical name is lupinus, meaning wolf, because the plant's self-seeding nature means it has a tendency to ravage the land on which it grows.

Description

Soft green leaves covered in silvery hairs, and tall flower spikes with small flowers in just about every colour.

Origin

North America and the Andes

Care tips

Trim 1cm off the end of the stem every three days. The pores of the stem naturally close up over time and prevent water from getting to the flower, but regular fresh cuts will prevent this from happening.