Bouvardia longiflora, commonly known as the Scented Bouvardia is native to the Americas. This lovely large shrub can reach heights of 5 to 10 feet tall while its smaller cousin can reach heights of 2 to 5 feet. You will find many off-white and white flowers that have a sweet and delicate fragrance throughout the growing season.
In order to make sure your Bouvardia longiflora look its best and continues to produce fragrant blooms, here are some tips for growing and keeping it healthy:
Provide your Bouvardia longiflora with a bright space that gets at least six hours of indirect light each day. They prefer a semi-shaded area and it is important to protect from direct sunlight.
Water your Bouvardia longiflora regularly, but be careful not to over-water. During the winter months, water less frequently but make sure it never dries out completely. They enjoy humid climates, so misting the foliage each morning might be beneficial.
When planting your Bouvardia longiflora in colder regions, it is important to provide protection from winter frosts and low temperatures. Planting in containers and adding mulch is a great way to give them some warmth while still allowing proper drainage.
With proper care and attention, your Bouvardia longiflora will provide you with a beautiful, fragrant display and long blooming season each year.