How to grow Mussaenda

Mussaenda growing shrub of the genus Mussaenda also known as Mussaenda dogwood, Mussaenda perennial evergreen or deciduous used as ornamental hedge plant, can grow in subtropics, tropics or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color green in elliptic, heart or ovate shape.

Mussaenda flower

Flower color can be: yellow, peach or white the flowers are small and grow inside of bracts the bracts are the showy part

Bracts color can be: red, pink, white, yellow, orange, purple the bracts show before the bloom and the bracts edge sometimes with prominent color.

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Requirements for Mussaenda growing and care:

Moist soil, humidity, acid soil, rich soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, scale

When is the best time to prune a Mussaenda shrub?
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

What is the size of a Mussaenda shrub?
2-8 m, 6-24 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big 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:
Most of the year

General information about the flower
Yellow, peach or white the flowers are small and grow inside of bracts the bracts are the showy part

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