Suitable Soil Types: Well drained. Rich, organic, loams.
Suitable Soil pH: Acidic.
Soil Soil Moisture: Moist.
Sowing and Propagation: Propagate from 3 inch (7.5 cm) long stem cuttings. Spring. Plant into a pot containing peat moss/sand/perlite mix. Cover with plastic lid. Grow at 70 to 81°F (21 to 27°C) under filtered light. Slowly rise lid over a few weeks once roots have established.
Care: Low maintenance. Fairly salt and drought tolerant. Minimal pruning when plant gets out of shape (anytime - may reduce the amount of flowering for a while).
Best used for: Hedges, Screens, beds, specimen shrub
Closely Related Species:
Miscellaneous: Genus name refers to Portuguese word for lord. Attracts birds and butterflies to the garden.
Family: Rubiaceae; Coffee family. Closely related species and genera include: Woodruff.