The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Solanaceae.

Brunfelsia pauciflora Benth. (Brunfelsia calicyna Benth.) Common name(s): Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Brunfelsia Genus of about 40 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees from light woodland and thickets in tropical North, Central, and South America. Brunfelsia is a slow-growing evergreen shrub with an unusual common name - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. It describes the changing flower colours - yesterday's purple, today's pale violet and tomorrow's white. These are evergreen, flowering shrubs found in tropical America. They are grown outside in southern Florida and California. They can be grown inside greenhouses where outdoor climates aren't suitable. They need a greenhouse with a minimum temperature of 55 F. These plants grow 2 to 8 feet in height, have woody stems and big, oval to oblong leaves.
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Warm - minimum 60F 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 in summer. Take softwood stem cuttings in spring and summer. Use a rooting hormone and provide bottom heat.

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