About Daphne Odora
The Salverform is a short-lived evergreen shrub that grows to 6 and 1/2 feet tall. The flowers are rose-purple or white, extremely fragrant, and appear in the mid-to-late winter when little else is blooming. The plant is moderately salt tolerant and easy to propagate from stem cuttings.
Also known as
Fragrant winter daphne, Fragrant winter daphne and Winter daphne
How to care for Daphne Odora
How often to water your Daphne Odora
Daphne Odora needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Fragrant winter daphne in your home
Daphne Odora love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Daphne Odora does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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How to fertilize Daphne Odora
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 Daphne Odora after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Daphne Odora 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!
Daphne Odora prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Daphne Odora requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Daphne Odora is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. Daphne Odora is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.
Daphne Odora does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Daphne Odora grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Daphne Odora grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Daphne Odora can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Daphne Odora can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:
- Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
- To get the cutting to root, you can either:
- Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
- Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.
Care Summary for Daphne Odora
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.