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Plant Species of the genus Brunfelsia

Information about this genus
Name: Brunfelsia
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: While very frost tender, in suitably mild climates Brunfelsia presents no cultivation difficulties. Any sunny or partly shaded position with moist well-drained soil will do. They are not drought tolerant but grow well in containers if watered routinely. Indoor potted specimens are prone to mites and mealybugs. Propagate by soft or half-hardened tip cuttings.
Description: Found from Central America to subtropical South America, this genus includes some 40 species of mainly evergreen shrubs and trees. The flowers of most are large, simple, long-tubed, 5-petalled and notable for their progression of color changes. White, mauve and purple are the usual colors and fragrance is common. The leaves are most often simple pointed ovals in lush, deep green tones. All species contain potent alkaloids still used in some local medicines and generally highly toxic.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Brunfelsia americana 10-12
Brunfelsia australis 9-12
Brunfelsia latifolia 10-12
Brunfelsia pauciflora 10-12
Brunfelsia undulata 11-12

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