Aucuba japonica - Gold Dust Plant

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Aucuba japonica - Gold Dust Plant

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Gold dust plant grows well in cool rooms and sun porches providing medium light, or, filtered or indirect sunlight. Water the plant well spring through fall but keep it drier in winter. Pruning may be needed to keep the plant shapely. Ideal temperatures are between 40 and 60 degrees. The cultivar 'variegata' has gold spots on the leaves.

Stem tip cuttings from terminal shoots can be taken in spring or summer. The cuttings, with 2 or 3 side branches, are rooted in a propagating case. Similar cuttings can be put in a cold frame in August. The cuttings root slowly.

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