How to grow Breynia disticha

Breynia disticha growing shrub‎ of the genus Breynia also known as Snow bush or Breynia nivosa, Breynia disticha perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental hedge plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Breynia disticha leaves

Leaves color green with purple, red, white or pink, leaves shape elliptic (without sun the leaves won’t be colorful.

Flower color green, flowers small and hidden between the leaves

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Requirements for Breynia disticha growing and care:

Frost free (above 5C), moist, mulch (when the plant young)

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but in order to get specific color should start from cutting

Difficulties or problems when growing:

When is the best time to plant?
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves and for design

Size of the plant?
0.5-2 m, 2-7 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Green flowers small and hidden between the leaves

Scientific name:
Breynia disticha

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Watering plants

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