Plant Care Brenia Snowbush

Brenia Snowbush

4.3 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Brenia Snowbush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Brenia Snowbush has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Brenia Snowbush

Snowbush is a perennial shrub of tropical Pacific Islands with interesting variegated foliage and red stems. It grows 2-4 feet tall and wide with a rounded to vase shape. Snowbush does best in moist average to fertile soil in full sun to partial shade.


Breynia disticha

Also known as

Snow bush and Breynia disticha

How to care for Brenia Snowbush


How often to water your Brenia Snowbush

Water needs for Brenia Snowbush
0.5 cups
every 9

Brenia Snowbush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Brenia Snowbush

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Brenia Snowbush in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Brenia Snowbush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Brenia Snowbush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Brenia Snowbush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Brenia Snowbush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Brenia Snowbush: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Brenia Snowbush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Brenia Snowbush is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Brenia Snowbush

Brenia Snowbush

Brenia Snowbush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Brenia Snowbush has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Brenia Snowbush has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Brenia Snowbush has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Jody avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 158 XP
globe Windsor, Ontario

She is just so beautiful and petite!

Survivor Survivor
Jody avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 158 XP
globe Windsor, Ontario

So beautiful! I got her a few weeks ago.

Lep7349 avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 298 XP

This is probably one of the most needy plants, I got mine and kinda struggled with it for a bit, it would get better and then worse and then better, and now (as you can see in the photo) it is just dead, I can’t help. It requires specific sunlight and lots of watering, and it is very technical but I was never able to figure out exactly what it needed, definitely not an easy house plant

Browns easily Browns easily
Jennifer avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 214 XP
globe Live Oak, TX

I forgot to water it for a few weeks and it started to die. Once I trimmed the dead parts off, it quickly grew back.

Survivor Survivor
Shaeshae avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 1,415 XP

If you let the soil dry out, it will definitely let you know by crisping up some leaves and dropping quite a few!

Make sure to keep moist and give access to bright light to grow 🌱

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Nikkilynn avatar
leaf-1 80 Plants
xp 1,731 XP

She’s a bit of a drama queen and likes to drop leaves if not happy. Seems to like consistently damp soil and a ton of light. Does not like being misted but appreciates higher humidity.

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