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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Tecomanthe genus. This genus consists of evergreen, twining climbers. They are grown for their spectacular flowers which bloom profusely in large trusses.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs or Vines

Origin

Australasia, New Guinea, Indonesia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

They are frost-tender plants, min 16-18C. They can be grown outdoors, but only in warm temperatures; they will need protection of a conservatory or greenhouse in cooler areas. Grow them in humus-rich, well-drained soil, with partial-shade. Provide stems with support. You should water freely when in full growth, and less in other times. If necessary, thin out crowded stems in spring.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites and mealy bugs under glass.

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