Serissa Foetida 'Pink', aka Pink Serissa or Pink Snow Rose, is a delicate, miniature shrub that produces lots of tiny green leaves bordered with a cream edging. Easily maintained to fit in a small space, this dainty plant is a perfect Bonsai specimen and will suit any sunny windowsill. They even produce stunning, double pink rose-shaped miniature flowers up to 2-3 times a year!
They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They like a high humidity environment, give them a mist daily or as often as possible, but avoid misting them when they are in bloom as this will cause them to rot. Alternatively, you can put them around a humidifier. Although they won't die if they don't receive enough humidity, their leaves may have some dry, crunchy, or yellow edges.
They will often drop their leaves if they have too much water, too little water, if it’s too hot or too cold, if they are moved, or if there is a shift in lighting or temperature. When this happens, continue to care for them as normal and they will regrow their leaves and recover. Try to make environmental changes slowly but as long as they are getting bright enough light, they should do just fine, too little light will result in a leggy plant. Prune as needed after the flowers die off - the Serissa is quite a fast grower and may need repeated pruning to maintain its shape.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.