The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Buxaceae.

Sarcococca hookeriana Common name(s): Christmas box, Sweet box
Sarcococca Genus of about 14 species of monoecious, evergreen, sometimes rhizomatous shrubs found in moist, shady places, forest, and thickers from –°hina to Himalayas and S.E. Asia. Sarcococca is a foliage evergreen plant. Little flowers are not attractive. Most popular are 2 varietis: Sarcococca saligna Muell. and Sarcococca hookeriana Baill.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Grow in moist, well-drained soil in deep or partial shade. Full sun is tolerated if the soil remains moist. Shetter from wind. Keep compost moist at all times - reduce watering in winter. Mist leaves frequently. Take semi-ripe stem cuttings. Sow seed in containers in autumn or spring.

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