How to grow Coprosma

Coprosma grow and care – shrub‎ to small tree of the genus Coprosma also known as Mirror Plant, Coprosma perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Coprosma leaves

Leaves color green, purple, red, yellow, orange, pink, bordeaux or mix color, leaf waxy in oval to elliptic shape with wavy margins

Flower color white-cream petal like needle, flowers grow in clusters

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How to grow Coprosma growing and care:

Moist, well-drained soil, 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?
Yes, in order to get specific color

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
0.3-5m, 1-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
White-cream like needle, flowers grow in clusters

Scientific name:


How to grow Coprosma



Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Orange leaves
  • Pink leaves
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9