Yesterday Today and Tomorrow plant is also known as Morning Noon and Night plant. The botanical name of this beautiful plant is Brunfelsia pauciflora, and it is native to Brazil.
Brunfelsia Pauciflora is known for its fantastic display of beautiful flowers blooming from early spring until the end of the summer season. The exciting thing about the Yesterday Today tomorrow plant is that the flowers that it produces change their colour as they grow mature. The blooms start as bright purple colour, then gradually fade to lavender/ mauve colour, and lastly, white before falling off. So, you can enjoy different shades of Purple throughout the Spring and Summer seasons. In addition, the fragrance of these beautiful flowers is absolutely delightful.
Brunfelsia Pauciflora is a low-maintenance plant that can be grown indoors and outdoors. They can be grown in pots and containers or directly in the ground.
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow plant Care
Yesterday Today and tomorrow, plants grow well when planted outdoor directly in the ground as they can reach 2-3 feet tall. But if you prefer growing them in containers, use a well-draining soil mix with enough coarse sand to allow aeration and drainage. Also, ensure the pot has enough drainage holes for the excess water to seep through. The Yesterday Today Tomorrow plants thrive well in acidic soil, just like Azaleas and Camillas. You can add pine needles or peat moss to the soil mix to make it slightly acidic if your soil is alkaline.
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Brunfelsia like their soil to be moist but not soaking wet. If you are growing them in containers, make sure you water only when the topsoil dries out. DO NOT OVERWATER your plant as it can cause root rot. You can reduce watering during the winter season. If your plant is planted in the ground, you can water it every day during spring and summer.
Use a complete liquid fertilizer with an NPK ratio of 20:20:20 to fertilize your Morning Noon and Night plant from early spring to the late summer season to enjoy the beautiful blooms throughout the spring and summer season. If the soil is rich in Nitrogen, then your plant will have shiny green foliage, but it might struggle with blooming. To enhance blooming, make sure the soil is rich in Potassium and phosphorus.
TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY
These plants are easy caring plants when grown in warm and frost-free climates. In cooler temperatures, the plant loses its leaves if left outside. Therefore, remember to bring them inside during the winter if they are planted in pots. During winters, Brunfelsias go dormant, but with the start of spring, they again come back to life. Temperature above 12-14 degrees Celsius is okay for them. Average indoor humidity is enough for them. You can mist the plant if the air around your place gets too dry. Generally, extra moisture is not required if you water your plant well.
Yesterday Today tomorrow plant loves morning sunlight and afternoon shade. Direct Sun exposure can scorch the foliage and flowers of this plant. They serve as wonderful windowsill plants.
You can repot your plant if you see the roots coming through the drainage holes or stunted plant growth. Change the soil every year during the spring season. Yesterday Today Tomorrow plant can grow tall. Therefore, these plants would prefer to grow in the ground instead of the pot.
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow plant PRUNING
Generally, yesterday, Today, tomorrow plant grows around 3 meters in height. You can prune these plants to your desired height or width. Pruning will shape your bush, but it will also help make the plant grow bushier as it will initiate side growth. Prune them during the winter season when the plant is dormant. You can also prune them during the spring and summer seasons and then use the cuttings for propagation.
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow plant Toxicity
The yesterday, Today, tomorrow plant is highly toxic to pets (for dogs, cats etc.) and humans/ kids. So it would be best to be careful as the whole plant is toxic with the high toxicity in berries.
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow plant PROPAGATION
These plants can be propagated through stem cutting or seeds. First, place the stem in water. Then, transfer them to the soil when the roots develop. You can also place the stem cutting directly in the soil. Keep the soil moist till you see new leaves growing from the stem.
Brunfelsia pauciflora plant proves to be a great front yard or backyard bush where they can act as screening hedges and amazing flowering attractive plants.
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