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Breynia disticha 'Roseo-picta'

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Breynia (BRAY-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: disticha (DIS-tik-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Roseo-picta

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Green
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Soil pH requirements:
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive FallbrookGardnr On Apr 17, 2012, FallbrookGardnr from Fallbrook, CA wrote:

I have planted many of these bushes in several homes over a 17 year period, Santa Ana, Anaheim & Villa Park, California. They are a wonderful "showy" bush. They like acidic soil to start so use peat moss to start. The more sun they get the more pink & colorful. I planted on west & south facing side of house. You can trim/cut to shape bush, hedge to keep uniform, or let it grow to over 6'.
I like it as a hedge border under windows. Trimming & hedging will keep bush compact. If left to grow tall it gets leggy. You can NOT use cuttings for anything, they wilt within 30 minutes. After it is established (a year or 2) you will begin to see sucker plant coming up. You can dig up suckers and re-plant where ever you want more. Plant right away after digging up or they will go into shock, very tempermental. If they do go into shock just wait a month or so & they will come back. Regular water.
Can be grown in big pots but do much better in the ground.
These are very pretty, lots of color, bushes. Love them!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fallbrook, California
Villa Park, California
Mount Dora, Florida
Saint Cloud, Florida
Vero Beach, Florida
Haiku, Hawaii
Mandeville, Louisiana

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