The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Cornaceae.

Aucuba japonica Thunb. Common name(s): Japanese Laurel, Spotted Laurel
Aucuba Genus of 3-4 species of evergreen, dioecius shrubs from a wide variety of habitats from the Himalayas to E. Asia. Aucuba can be grown on a windowsill. It will reach 5 ft or more, but you can prune plant in the spring. Aucuba
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth.Good indirect light is the proper location - an east- or north-facing windowsill is ideal. Compost must be kept moist at all times and never allowed to dry out. Misting is necessary. Take semi-ripe stem cuttings in spring. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring.

User-submitted additions and corrections:

23rd Dec 2005
Aucuba is very slow to root in water and even slower, too slow to grow.
Margaret P.
1st Jun 2008
The leaf tips are turning brown and curling up. Why?
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