The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Rivina

Family: Phytolaccaceae.

Rivina humilis
Rivina Genus of 3 species from Southern US and tropical America. Rivina Humilis is herbaceous plant to 4 feet, sometimes woody at base; leaves ovate to oblong, thin, to 4 inches long, petioles slender; racemes slender, loose, to 8 inches long; flowers greenish to rosy; fruit bright red, 3/16 inch in diameter. This plant needs bright light, warmth in winter.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth in summer - minimum 55F in winter.Brightly lit spot. Keep well away from direct sunlight. Keep compost moist at all times but never waterlogged. Reduce watering in winter. Use soft, tepid water. Misting is necessary. Take stem cuttings in spring. Sow seeds.

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