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SINICUICHI

Heimia salicifolia

Germination Instructions:

1.) Sprinkle on the surface of a well-drained, damp soil mix
2.) Mist lightly
3.) Keep in bright, indirect light
4.) Humidity dome is recommended to keep seed from drying out

5.) Once seeds sprout (1-2 weeks) remove dome, provide good air circulation
6.) Transplant only after second set of leaves (or more) appear

Detailed Plant Description:

Heimia salicifolia is a perennial ornamental shrub growing to heights of 3m tall. It grows 5 petaled yellow flowers that are usually 2-3cm in diameter. The shrub's leaves grow from 3-5cm long and usually about 1cm wide.

Plant Care:

 Water seedlings with a very fine mist and as the plant grows continue to water lightly. Keep it in a very well-drained soil mix in partial shade.

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom:   Plantae
Division:   Magnoliophyta
Class:   Magnoliopsida
Order:   Myrtales
Family:   Lythraceae
Subfamily:   Faboideae
Genus:   Heimia

Species:   H. salicifolia

Common Names:

sinicuichi
sun opener
shrubby yellowcrest

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