Apartment plants

Brunfelsia pauciflora

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GeneralitŠ°

the brunfelsia genus includes about 30 species of evergreen shrubs with very showy flowering and large elongated and pointed decorative leaves, dark green on the upper page, lighter on the lower page, originating from tropical America, especially from Brazil.

The flowers bloom at the axilla of the upper leaves or gathered in racemes or tops, have a tubular corolla with flattened ends and are usually present in large numbers on the plant, from the beginning of spring until the end of summer. In late summer they are replaced by small blackish berries.

Characteristic of all species is the color variation of the flowers which are initially violet - purple, then pale lavender and finally white, changing color from day to day.


Exposure

These plants love very bright positions, even directly exposed to sunlight, but never in the hottest periods of the year and in the hours of the day with high temperatures.

So in spring and summer we can position them outside, in a place that receives at least a couple of hours of sunshine, possibly in the early morning or in the evening. It fears the cold, therefore in winter the pots must be collected in the house or in a tempered greenhouse, in a bright and not too hot place, but which allow the plant not to present problems due to the exposure to cold temperatures.

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