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How to Create a Nearly Ever-Blooming Brunfelsia Australis


There are two types of growth on Brunfelsia australis: soft vigorous upright stems and hard woody lateral growth. The soft upright growth blooms only sparsely. The woody lateral growth becomes densely branched which gives the most flowers.


To encourage the lateral growth, restrict the plant in its container and grow under periods of drought stress. Allow the plant to dry down between waterings and even wilt on a continuous basis. Once the plant has reached the desired height, prune any upward-growing whips. This will encourage the growth lower down to continue to grow and branch. 


Allow a few years to establish an older woody plant. But once you've created a densely branched plant you will be rewarded with 10 months or more of flowering. Plus, combined with fragrance, your Brunsfelsia australis will become a well-loved addition to the container window. Keep it cramped in a pot indefinitely for best results.


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