Pittosporum tobira - Plant
Common name: Japanese pittosporum
Bloom time: April to May
Height: 10.00 to 15.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
This is a very versatile plant and thrives equally well in either shade or sun. Propagation, or how to grow Pittosporum, is through semi-hardwood cuttings in summer. Place the cutting in a half and half mixture of peat and perlite. Keep the pot lightly moist and soon you will have another Pittosporum baby to enjoy.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: -10 degsC.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- The tolerance of this plant is nearly legendary.
- In addition to its ambivalence regarding lighting, it can also grow on almost any soil.
- It is drought resistant, but the plant is most beautiful when it does receive regular irrigation.
Where winter hardy, grow in foundation areas, in borders, as a screen or hedge or in a mass planting. This plant may be trimmed and trained as a small tree that is effective near patios. Where not winter hardy, plants may be grown in containers that are overwintered in greenhouses or sunrooms. Houseplant.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Aphids, scale, mealybugs and root-knot nematodes and whiteflies may occur. Watch for leaf spot, bacterial blight and crown/root rot.
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