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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Variegated Pisonia
Regional name:
Marathi - Pysonia Variegate
Shrubs, Trees
Nyctaginaceae or Bougainvillea family

1. Introduction and General Information

  • Scientific name: Pisonia alba 'Variegated'
  • Common names: Variegated Cabbage Bark, Variegated Lettuce Tree, White Bird Catcher
  • Family: Nyctaginaceae
  • Origin: Tropical regions, including Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands
  • Growth habit: Upright, small to medium-sized tree
  • Foliage: Broad, ovate leaves with white and green variegation
  • Hardiness: USDA zones 10-12

2. Plantation and Growing Conditions

  • Sunlight: Bright, indirect light (avoid direct sunlight)
  • Soil: Well-draining, fertile soil; pH range 6.0-7.5
  • Watering: Keep soil consistently moist but not waterlogged
  • Temperature: 60-85°F (16-29°C) for optimal growth
  • Humidity: High humidity (60-80%)

3. Plant Care

  • Fertilizing: Apply balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring and summer
  • Pruning: Prune in early spring to maintain shape and size
  • Pests: Keep an eye out for common pests like mealybugs, scale, and spider mites
  • Diseases: Root rot and fungal infections can occur if overwatered or planted in poorly draining soil

4. Propagation

  • Methods: Stem cuttings or air layering
  • Time: Spring or summer for the best results
  • Rooting hormone: Optional, but can increase success rate

5. Landscaping and Design Ideas

  • Uses: Ideal as a focal point, container plant, or in mixed borders with other tropical plants
  • Companions: Coleus, Caladium, Croton, and other colorful foliage plants

6. Benefits and Uses

  • Air purification: Removes pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene from indoor air
  • Wildlife attraction: Attracts pollinators like butterflies and bees
  • Aesthetic: Unique variegated foliage adds visual interest and color to your garden or home

7. Important Tips

  • Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves
  • Maintain a consistently moist soil, but avoid overwatering
  • Provide high humidity for optimal growth
  • Prune regularly to maintain the desired shape and size
  • Be vigilant for pests and diseases, and take prompt action if needed