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Fast-Growing Plants

Fast-Growing Plants
There are plants that grow at an alarming rate compared to most varieties. Such plants are often preferred by families that wish for a faster garden growth. Read to know which types are on the offering.
Gardenerdy Staff
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2018
It's not only weeds that grow and spread fast in short time. There are many plants that grow quickly and are also beneficial to us, for landscaping or for other uses. There are many plants in this category which can be used for growing indoors as well outdoors. Some of these are known for the flowers they produce, while others for their green cover.
Bamboo
Bamboo Natural Fence
Bamboos can grow at 60 cm/day. This perennial evergreen grass belongs to the Poaceae family. The plant needs to be fertilized every month in order to maintain its growth as it can becomes invasive. It can be controlled by creating a barrier. A wide sidewalk should serve the purpose.
Calendula
Calendula officinalis flowers
This belongs to the aster family and has a botanical name, Calendula officinalis. It is annual and easy to maintain. The height ranges from 12-30 inches. Flowers have 2-3 inches width and leaves are 4 inches long. It grows well in areas with partial to bright shade.
Bottlebrush
Flowering Tropical Bottlebrush Tree
It is a group (genus- Callistemon) of 34 species. These are endemic to Australia. The name, bottlebrush is for flowers that look like a brush.
Spider Plant
spider plant leaves
The spider plant is perennial in nature. Its botanical name is Chlorophytum comosum and belongs to the lily family. Small white flowers are produced which have 8-16 inch long leaves. It is advised to grow these plants in bright light. It thrives well in variety of soils.
Marigold
Field of Marigold flowers
Marigold is of aster family and blooms in just 50 days of being planted. Bright sun is useful for germination and growth. Shades of marigold include yellow, orange, maroon, gold.
Morning Glory
Sky Blue Morning Glories On Fence
These plants germinate quickly and fill the entire planting area at a faster rate than other plants. Flowers of the morning glory have colors such as blue, purple, pink, red, and white.
Royal Palm
Royal palm tree
Royal palm has the botanical name Roystonea regia. It is evergreen in nature. Its leaves are 10 feet long with leaflets 8 inches long. It can adapt to a various soil types and grows well in bright sun.
Confederate Rose
Confederate Rose Flower
It belongs to the mallow family and has botanical name Hibiscus mutabilis. Confederate rose has low maintenance. It can also tolerate drought. It reaches upto 15 feet and produces flowers, 3-5 inches in size and white in color, which turn deep pink with time.