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Ground cover similar to Chia Pet (Salva hispanica)

Posted by newbie8961 Ca (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 8, 13 at 0:49

Hi, I am new to botany and gardening and I’m looking for a species or species’ of plants that have similar features of the popular Chia Pet (Salvia hispanica):
1. A relatively short germination time.
2. Short plant height, about 2-3inches(not strictly speaking). Although I realized that Salvia hispanica grows much larger if planted.
3. A thick ground cover like appearance.
4.Grows indoors.
However, unlike a Chia Pet I would like more longevity from the species compared to the 3-4 week life of a Chia Pet, ideally something that would stay small for a couple months. Would I be correct in assuming that, the smaller the species of plant, the longer the germination and slower growing?
I am in the process of planting Dichondra repens and Irish Moss (Sagina Subulata) as an experiment as they fit the type of look I would like to achieve.

As mentioned, I’m new to this field and trying to narrow down possible choices from thousands of plant species globally which I have little knowledge of. I figured this would be a good place to start.

Any suggestions would be welcome; it could be any available plant species that fit characteristic’s similar to a Chia Pet.

Thank you for your time.

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