Brunfelsia pauciflora is a fragrant tub plant. This tub plant originating from Brazil is a rewarding addition to every terrace. But also as a houseplant to keep well in a light place.
This tub plant will eventually not grow larger than around 60 cm. You can top the plant regularly so that it stays full and compact.
From spring at the end of April until the end of summer (end of September), the Brunfelsia pauciflora will bloom alternately and luxuriantly.
The initially purple flowers change color to violet-blue/white flowers are about 3 to 4 cm in size and very numerous in the summer.
The potting soil may be kept slightly moist during the summer during the growth and flowering, so regular watering is fine.
If you fertilize the plant once every 3 to 4 weeks from the end of April until the end of September is sufficient. Organic fertilization is best for the plant.
The location is half shadow to sunny (but no direct sun), in a cool place in the summer the plant flowers best. In the winter when the plant is cooler it can lose its leaf.
In the early spring the leaf first appears again and after that the rich flowering will begin.
The Brunfelsia is family of the Solanaceae (Nightshade family like the potato) is poisonous and the berries should certainly not be eaten.
Overwintering in a cool, light place at a temperature between +10 and 15ºC is sufficient. Reluctant watering in the winter when the plant is cool in winter.
Winter hardiness zone 11 (+ 10 ° C).