Wonderful Mirror Plants In Your Yards
What is a mirror plant? This unusual plant is a hardy, low-maintenance shrub that thrives in difficult conditions. These perennial plants range from a light shade of green to a nearly white hue. The plants change color during seasonal changes, becoming pink or red as colder weather sets in. A member of the Rubiaceae family, the mirror plant is small and dense. It usually grows as wide as it grows tall, up to 4 feet (1.2 m) in height. The brightness and glossiness of the plant’s leaves combined with its vivid display of seasonal colors make it a popular choice for hedging or container gardening. Many people compare the plant’s colorful, bright leaves with jewels.When first planting these tropical plants, regular watering may be necessary. Regularly watering the garden plants will ensure their optimal health. In extreme heat, the plants should be watered frequently.
They are considered hardy, however, and will tolerate drier conditions. Soil should be kept moist, though growers should also be careful to avoid over watering this plant. Fertilizer should be used to keep the plants healthy. The mirror plant grows best in partial to full sunlight. Like many other shrub varieties, the mirror plant should be pruned as necessary. Pruning can help shape the plants into a desirable decorative formation, as well as rid the shrubs of any dead leaves or misshapen areas.