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Snow bush (Breynia nivosa) profile

Written by Maggie

Mar 10 2021

Snow bush (Breynia nivosa) profile

Snow bush is a small evergreen shrub. Snow bush plant height is about 50 ~ 120 cm, dark red branches. Leaves are alternate, rounded or broadly ovate, entirely. Snow bush is white when young, green with white spots when ripe, green when old. Flowers are small, flowers are red, orange, yellow and white, flowering: summer and autumn.

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Snow bush

Morphological characteristics of snow bush

Branch

Snow bush is a small evergreen shrub. Plant height is about 50 ~ 120 cm, dark red branches.

Leaf

Leaves of Snow bush are alternate, rounded or broadly ovate, entirely. White or with white markings. White when young, green with white spots when ripe, green when old.

Flowers

Snow Bush has small flowers. flowers are red, orange, yellow and white.

Snow Bush Flowering: Summer and fall.

The ecological habits of snow bush

Snow bush likes high temperatures and has poor cold tolerance. It grows at 22-30 degrees Celsius. Snow bushes need full sunshine or half sunshine, shaded place time is too long, the plant is long, the plant shape is loose. Cultivation appropriate with loose fertile, good drainage of sandy soil.

Snow bush propagation

Snow Bush is usually propagated by cutting or layering, and spring is the most suitable period.

Snow bush

How to grow and care for snow bush

Light 

Bright oblique light. Give Snow bush a quarter-turn each week or so to expose all aspects to daylight for even growth.

Water

Water snow bush wholly and frequently to keep moist soil. Do now not permit the soil to dry out at any time. Remember to usually use tepid water when watering your houseplants.

Humidity

Give snow bush the humid air it craves, like its native tropical home. Try to hold a least 50% relative humidity round the plant. Stand the pot on a pebble tray or use a cool-mist room humidifier.

Temperature

Average room temperatures 65-75°F/18-24°C. Snow bush will tolerate a minimum of 60°F/16°C.

Soil

Good-quality houseplant potting mix.

Fertilizer

Feed each and every two to three weeks in spring and summer season with a balanced water-soluble fertilizer diluted by half.

The distribution area of snow bush

Snow Bush is native to Bolivia and can be cultivated in the southern provinces of China.

Landscape use of snow bush

Snow Bush can be configured with trees in industrial and mining enterprises, residential areas, courtyards, parks and other places.If make hedgerow, solitary plant, group plant, etc., the effect is excellent. Decorated in the edge of the forest, slope protection, roadside, etc., from afar, like a milky white ribbon, give people a pleasant feeling.

Snow bush