The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Corokia

Family: Saxifragaceae.

Corokia Genus of 3 species of evergreen shrubs occuring in forest and rocky areas in New Zealand. They grow from 8 to 12 feet high and produce small, star-shaped yellow flowers, which are followed by pretty orange or red, berry-like fruits. C. cotoneaster is an interesting small to medium-sized shrub with thin, wiry stems meagerly covered with dark gray, spoon shaped leaves. Small, fragrant, golden yellow flowers are borne in late spring; these are followed by red fruits. Corokia virgata is a medium-sized shrub covered with glossy green leaves that are white underneath. In mid-spring, an abundance of yellow flowers, followed by vivid orange fruits, are produced.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth in summer - minimum 50F in winter.Bright light or full light. Water liberally from spring to late autumn. Water sparingly in winter. Misting is not necessary. Take greenwood stem cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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