Also known as
Royal Purple Brunfelsia
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This plant has a strong fragrance
Large-Flowered Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow Overview
This beautiful tree-like shrub is best known for its display of purple, lavender and white impatiens-like flowers as well as for its delightful scent. It makes a lovely specimen plant and is great planted near a window or entrance where the fragrance can be appreciated.
Common problems with Large-Flowered Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow
Yellow leaves can be an indicator of alkaline soil or lack of Magnesium. Add epsom salts! Pests include mealy bugs and red spider mites.
How to harvest Large-Flowered Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow
Pick fragrant flowers when open and bring them indoors to fill the area with it's lovely fragrance.
How to propagate Large-Flowered Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow
Take 15 cm cuttings in late spring. Remove the bottom third of leaves and dip into hormone rooting powder. Place in potting soil in a bright airy position. Keep moist.
Special features of Large-Flowered Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow
Attracts useful insects
The purple flowers fade to lilac and then white over a period of three days.
Other uses of Large-Flowered Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow
The amazonian tribes used this plant to treat fevers, arthritis, snake bites and yellow fever.