Evergreen tree. Very resistant to pests, wind and sun. It adapts well to indoor conditions. Orange or red flowers, red fleshy fruits turning black when ripen.
Outdoor from May to September, but to be protected from the hours of strong sunlight in summer. Indoor for the rest of the year, next to a bright window.
Moderate throughout the year, abundant in summer.
From April to October.
Every 2 years, in early spring.
100% Akadama, or mixed with a 20% of volcanic gravel.
Pruning and pinching
Has to be performed during spring.
Throughout the year; When the new shoots have grown to 6 to 8 leaves, cut down to 2 leaves.
Shrub that can reach up to 7 meters high in its habitat, frequently visited by hum-mingbirds. As a medicinal plant, it is attributed anti-inflammatory, analgesic, healing and antifungal properties.