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Psychotria viridis

Belonging to the Psychotria genus, Chacruna has a botanical name of Psychotria viridis. It grows mainly as a Perennial, so it will last at least up to several years in its native climate. Chacruna is known for growing with a bushy habit to a height of approximately 2.50 metres (that's 8.12 feet in imperial). This plant tends to bloom in mid autumn.

Peru is believed to be where Chacruna originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Chacruna is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Chacruna have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Chacruna

  • Full Shade

  • High

Soil must be kept moist.

Plant in a location that enjoys full shade and remember to water often. The USDA Zones typically associated with Chacruna are Zone 10 and Zone 14.

See our list of companion Plants for Chacruna to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Chacruna from seed

1% germination rate. Easily cultivated from stem or especially leaf cuttings.

Transplanting Chacruna

Common Chacruna problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Chacruna plants:

Other names for Chacruna

Chacrona, oprito, Amirucapanga, cahua, chagropanga, chalipanga, kawa, sami ruca

Palicourea viridis, Psychotria glomerata, Psychotria microdesmia, Psychotria trispicata, Uragoga glomerata, Uragoga microdesmia, Uragoga trispicata, Uragoga viridis

Chacruna care instructions

How long does Chacruna take to grow?

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Popular varieties of Chacruna

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