Snow Bush Care - Knowledgebase Question

Olathe, KS
Question by galbers3
July 1, 2000
I just bought a snow bush because of its beautiful pink and white leaves but know nothing of its care. I have several garden books but can find no reference to this plant. Can you tell me something about the care of this plant? Also, what is its botanical name?

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2000


There is a tropical plant sometimes called snow bush, the Latin name for the form with pink and white marbled leaves is Breyna nivosa "Roseo-Pictus". It is grown for its attractive foliage rather than for its flowers and may reach three feet, although it can be kept smaller with pruning. It needs warm temperatures year round, a sunny to partly sunny loction, and moderate watering. Enjoy!

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