YESTERDAY TODAY TOMORROW (YTT) (Brunfelsia pauciflora)

Common name: Yesterday Today Tomorrow, morning-noon-and-night, Brazil raintree
Botanical name: Brunfelsia pauciflora
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade Family)

Light: Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow does best in full sun but needs some shady protection during the heat of the day to look its best. Also does well in filtered shade.
Moisture: Water regularly and don’t allow to dry out completely.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 9 – 12. Jack grows this shrub in Zone 8 but warns to expect leaf and possible stem damage after freezes.
Propagation: Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow is easily propagated from tip cuttings of new-growth taken in spring or summer.

Grow yesterday-today-and-tomorrow in a pot so you can bring it indoors when temperatures drop. With pruning, it can be kept to a manageable 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m) size. In mild climates, yesterday-today-and-tomorrow makes an attractive specimen shrub, or use it in a mixed hedge or foundation planting.

Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow is known to contain poisonous alkaloids. The berries are especially toxic.


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