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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Description

Breynia genus. These are evergreen shrubs and trees, which are grown for their coloured foliage; the leaves are oval and will grow alternately. The flowers and fruits are both rather inconspicuous and will grow on tough little stems and twigs. They are frost tender, min 13C and will need full light or partial shade and fertile, well drained soil. You should water the containerized plants freely when in full growth and moderately at other times. You can propagate by greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer. Watch out for whitefly, red spider mite and mealy bug which may become troublesome.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

Asia & Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

Large bushes should be cut back hard after flowering.

Propagation

Greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly, red spider mite and mealy bug may be troublesome.

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