Pittosporum Tobira, Japanese Cheesewood Plant (Variegated)
The Japanese Cheesewood Variegated is an evergreen shrub native to Japan, Korea and China. Sometimes called the Japanese Mock Orange and Pittosporum Tobira, these ornamentals have oval leaves that curl under. A cluster of ethereal flowers burst forth from the ends of its branches. These flower branches are so beautiful, they’re often used in floral arrangements.
Hardy enough to grow indoors or out, the Japanese Cheesewood variegated prefers partial sun, and sandy, well-drained soil. The shrub tolerates drought and increased salinity, so you’ll often spot the Japanese Cheesewood along the coast.
|The Mediterranean, Mediterranean type, and Temperate areas.
|Cream and White
|No drought resistant, Non-hardy.
|Balcony & Courtyard, Baskets & Containers, Coastal garden, Edges, Erosion control, Hedge, Low hedge, Low maintenance garden, Pollution tolerant, Screen, Singular, Topiary, and Urban garden.
|Soil – Moisture
|Dry, Moist, Well-drained.
|Soil – Type
|Chalk and Loam
|Sunlight – Exposure
|Easy to grow.
|April to May.
The tolerance of this plant is nearly legendary. In addition to its ambivalence regarding lighting, it can also grow on almost any soil. and It is drought-resistant, but the plant is most beautiful when it does receive regular irrigation because regular irrigation is very good for plant health.
Plant Care Tips
- Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
- Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
- Water when topsoil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch but not overwatering.
- Do not re-pot for a minimum of two weeks after receiving it,
- Sunlight- At least 2-4 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plants to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day because it’s a good time for sunlight to the plant.
- Watering- Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy seasons.
- Soil- The soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plants.
- Fertilizer- Before the application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.