Plant with a combination of top soil or organic peat moss and composted cow manure added to the hole. Variegated arboricola is one of the easiest plants to trim for shape and size. Just cut off any tall, wayward stems just below the level of other foliage. The rest of the plant's leaves will cover the pruned areas. No hard pruning is needed.
- Light Needs: Full sun or partial shade
- Watering Needs: Wait until the soil in the pot dries out and then thoroughly soak the soil when you water. (but don't overwater)
The popular variegated arboricola is a South Florida gardener's dream plant - a showy, versatile, easy-care shrub that thrives in sun or shade. Landscapes in South Florida have become almost overwhelmed with the use of this plant - and with good reason. It looks good anywhere, no matter what you do to it (well, almost), and takes next-to no care. Trinette" is the most commonly grown variegated cultivar. The all-green variety grows faster and larger and is included in the 4-6 foot Shrubs section.