3 Gallon
Snow Bush
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Snow Bush

Latin Name:

BREYNIA

Plant Type:

Shrub

Description:

Small to medium size shrubs with small leaves that may be pink and white when first formed.

Origin:

South Seas

Environment:

Suitable only for a greenhouse

Foliage:

Yes

Flowering:

No

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires extra care

Temperature:

50-75°F, 10-24°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist and reduce water during the winter or dormant season. Remember not to use rainwater as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks with a water soluble fertilizer. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Plant Pests:

Prone to mites. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Stem cuttings with heel in the summer. It is best to propagate stem cuttings in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Place pebbles or gravel in the drainage dish to hold water and increase the humidity, make sure the pot is sitting on the gravel and not in the water. Mist frequently with warm water (lime free to avoid leaf staining).

Is Genus:

Yes

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