The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Bouvardia

Family: Rubiaceae.

Bouvardia Genus of about 30 species of evergreen shrubs and perennials from scrub, thickers, woodland and forest margins in tropical ans subtropical S. US to South America. Bouvardia have clusters of white, pink, or dark pink florets. They look a little like geraniums. Fragrant flowers appear from midsummer to early winter. Pinch out the tips of young plants to promote bushy growth and cut back the stems once flowering is over. The shrub will grow about 2 ft high.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Warm - minimum 50F in winter. As much light as possible. Shade from hot sun. Grow in soil-based potting mix. Keep compost moist at all times - reduce watering in winter. Mist leaves frequently. Take soft stem cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Use a rooting hormone and provide bottom heat.

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