Dwarf Mirror Plant
Coprosma x kirkii 'Variegata'

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Coprosma (kop-ROS-muh) (Info)
Species: x kirkii
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Groundcovers

Shrubs

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Aromatic

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Cary, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 3, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Mirror Plant is an easy to grow, long-lived house plant. The tiny, glossy leaves make this plant ideal for bonsai. It prefers well drained soil and regular watering, but becomes drought resistant with age. The bright green leaves with white edges and compact, prostrate stems make it an excellent ground cover.