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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Description

Duvernoia genus. These are evergreen shrub, they have large leaves with wavy margins some are slightly ovate and smooth. The flowers are borne in short dense spikes. They are frost tender, min 10-15C and will prefer full light and humus-rich, well drained soil. You can water the potted specimens freely when in full growth and less at other times. In the spring you will need to cut back the flowering stems by half to create a well-branched plant. Propagation is by seeds in the spring or by softwood or greenwood cuttings in late spring or summer.

Characteristics

Shrubs

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

In spring cut back flowered stems by half to create a well-branched plant.

Propagation

Ate by seed in spring or by softwood or greenwood cuttings in late spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly may cause problems.

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