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?


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Answer from NGA
July 1, 2000

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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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