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Portlandia grandiflora
Portlandia grandiflora
Portlandia grandiflora
Portlandia grandiflora

PORTLANDIA GRANDIFLORA

A relative of the Gardenia, Portlandia grandiflora has fragrant flowers. The flowers are large and more fragrant at night. A slow growing small tree with attractive glossy foliage. Some trimming
is advised to achieve a clean tree shape. The ideal environment is filtered light. A little bit of
direct sun does not hurt it. They can even grow in full sun but the best plants that I have seen
were growing in partial sun to filtered light. Good air circulation and medium to high humidity
are important. A slow release fertilizer is recommended like "Dynamite13-13-13." Portlandia's
like alkaline soils, avoid fertilizers that are acidic. They don't like the cold very much. Portlandia
will grow better when temperatures are above 50° degrees. They can tolerate temperatures
in the 30's for short periods of time. If planting it in the yard make sure that there is some
protection from the cold winds (NW) when choosing a location. Another option is growing
them in containers. They should do very well in pots. Portlandia's are not indoor plants but if
the right conditions are provided, I don't really see a reason for them not to grow.

 


FAMILY : Rubiaceae
ORIGIN : Caribbean
TYPE/USES : small tree, shrub
SIZE : 8' average
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : partial full/filtered light
WATER REQUIREMENTS : keep moist
MIN. TEMP. : avoid low 30's
FLOWER : warmer months of the year




 

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