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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Pyrostegia genus. This genus consists of about 3 or 4 species of climbers. They are vigorous twiners with paired, mid-green leaves about 8cm. The flowers are orange-red and produced in trumpets which are about 6cm long.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

Tropical South America

Interest and use

Grown for their showy flowers.

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 13-15C and should be grown in moist, well-drained soil with full sun. Provide support. Thin out congested stems after flowering.

Propagation

Propagate by seed, semi-ripe cuttings or layering in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects and red spider mites under glass.

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