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PlantFiles: Cubanola
Cubanola domingensis

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Cubanola (kew-ban-OH-lu) (Info)
Species: domingensis (doh-ming-EN-sis) (Info)

Synonym:Portlandia domingensis

11 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive adol1960 On Oct 27, 2003, adol1960 from SANTO DOMINGO
Dominican Republic wrote:

Endemic plant of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. It grows in the north and the east part of the country, near the beach, in full sun conditions, and in the undershrubs of the low land humid forest, in full shade. Average growing temperature should be 24-26 centigrades. Highly fragant. Grows well in pots, one gallon or more.


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

Los Angeles, California
Spring Valley, California
Crestview, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Miami, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Houston, Texas

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