These plants love very bright positions, even when exposed to direct sunlight, but never during the hottest periods of the year and during the hours of the day with high temperatures.
So in the spring and summer we can place them outside, in a place that receives at least a couple of hours of sunshine, possibly early in the morning or towards evening. It fears the cold, therefore in winter the pots are to be withdrawn in the house or in a temperate greenhouse, in a bright place and not too hot, but that allow the plant not to present problems for the exposure to cold temperatures.
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The Brunfelsia pauciflora needs regular watering during its flowering period, avoiding leaving the soil to dry completely between one watering and the other. However, it is good to check that the water supply does not cause water stagnations which could ruin the specimens of this type. During the winter months, watering can be reduced, leaving the soil always moist.
During the flowering period, it is fertilized every three weeks with a liquid fertilizer.
This variety of plants needs very fertile and well-drained soil, based on peat mixed with clay, so that no water stagnations are formed that are very harmful to the health of Brunfelsia pauciflora.
From February to August, semi-woody cuttings of seven to eight centimetres in length are taken. They are planted in a compound prepared by mixing in equal parts sand and peat. They root in four weeks at a temperature of twenty-one degrees; it is important to keep them in a place at a constant temperature so that they can take root and develop new shoots.
Brunfelsia pauciflora: Parasites
The attacks of the cochineals determine the discoloration of the leaves of this variety of plant; often the pauciflora brownfelsias are also attacked by aphids and white fly. To combat the problem effectively, it is advisable to intervene quickly as soon as you notice signs of the presence of pests, using specific insecticide products. In presence of cochineal, if the attack is not massive, it is also possible to intervene with a cotton ball and alcohol to eliminate it manually.
Excessive watering causes root rottenness and wilting of the leaves, in which case the watering is suspended and the plant is moved to a warmer place.