Snow Bush Plant – How to Grow Care Guide

Hello, I bought this from a car boot and I dont know what it is but find it pretty. Please can you help identify it and if its indoor or outdoor. Thank you!

Hi Kayleigh,

Your plant is called a Snow Bush Plant (Breynia nivosa). It can be grown indoors in a pot or planted outdoors if the temperature where you live never goes below 60°F (16°C)

Light: Bright light, but no direct sun.

Water: Keep the soil moist but never soggy at all times. Never allow the soil to totally dry out.

Fertilizer: Feed every 2 to 3 weeks from March-September with a well balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength.

Humidity: These plants require high humidity to stay looking good. I am not fond of misting. I think it often causes bacterial and fungal infections. Increase humidity by:

Group the plants together to create a mini greenhouse effect.
Place a small humidifier in the rooms where you have plants.
Place a plant that is not doing well on a wet pebble tray.

How to make a wet pebble tray:  Place some small rocks or pebbles in a saucer. Fill saucer with water until only top 1/4 of the pebbles are out of the water. Set the plant on the pebbles, making sure it is sitting on dry pebbles and not in the water. Replace the water as it evaporates into the air.

Temperature:  65-75°F/18-24°C are ideal temperatures. Do not plant outside if you think the nighttime temperatures during winter will go below 60°F/16°C. The leaves are easily damaged in low temperatures.

Pruning: Prune  long stems to keep the plant looking full and bushy.

Propagate: Propagate using stem tip cuttings.