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Antirrhinum Snapdragon bears many names some of which are Dog’s mouth, Lion’s mouth or Toad’s mouth. The Latin word “antirrhinum” means “like a snout” and refers to the seed pod which resembles the calf’s nose. The plant with tall spikes can bloom in cooler climates and produces brightly coloured flowers.
The Fishbone Cactus is commonly known as Dog's mouth, Toad's mouth or Lion's mouth.
The plant is a native of Europe, United States and North Africa and is well known for its tall spikes and beautiful flowers.
The plant belongs to the family of flowering shrubs that grow in rocky areas.
The Antirrhinum Snapdragon is grown during spring and is fairly easy to maintain.
The size of the plant can vary from 6 inches to 3 feet.
The plant can handle frost and can be grown during the onset of spring.
The plant can grow well in well-drained and moderately fertile soil.
The Snapdragon prefers a neutral soil pH, in the range of 6.2 to 7.0.
The light requirement of the Antirrhinum Snapdragon is quite high.
Best results are seen in the exposure of direct light but the plant can also survive under partial shade.
The Antirrhinum Snapdragon has medium water requirements.
The plant has to be watered by maintaining proper gaps in between subsequent watering.
The plant requires being watered once in a week during the period of low rainfall.
The plant is easy to propagate. The ideal method of propagation is by using stem cuttings or seeds.
The ideal time for propagation is 8 weeks before the last frost. The seeds germinate in a period of 10 to 20 days.
The plant does not require an application of any organic fertiliser at the time of plantation.
Fertilizers need to be supplied once the plant starts producing flowers.
Organic fertiliser having an equal amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium should be applied to the flower bed.
The Fishbone Cactus is prone to very few pests and diseases.
During the rainy season, rust and other fungal diseases can prove hazardous.
Therefore, if one wishes to grow the plant in damp or humid regions resistant varieties should be chosen.
The Snapdragons also have a risk of attracting Aphids.