Allamanda Creeper (Yellow) - Plant
As shrub Allamanda grows very thick and get covered with yellow bell shaped 3 to 4 inches long blooms in growing season. Although it dose not have tendrils to climb but provided support can grow as vine too.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Allamanda is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae.||Yellow.||Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter||4-6 ft.||Easy.|
Planting and care
Allamanda is a bushy nature plant, large sized container is preferable as the plant gets heavy with the time. You may need to repot it every year. Regardless of size , make sure container has drainage holes at bottom to ensure smooth drainage of water. Put stone or brick pieces on the holes.
|Full sun to Partial shade.||Any good-quality potting mix.||Water thoroughly, then allow the top 2 inches (5 cm) of soil to dry out between waterings. Empty drainage tray to prevent soggy soil.||Average to warm temperatures 65-80Â°F/18-27Â°C. Allamanda plant is frost-tender. Actually, it doesn't like the cold at all. It will tolerate a minimum of 60Â°F/16Â°C in winter.||Feed every 2 weeks spring through fall with a high-phosphorus liquid fertilizer diluted by half.|
- Allamanda grows very rapidly and needs pruning due to its bushy nature.
- Also pruning increases air circulation in plant required for good growth.
Special features: The bell-shaped allamanda flower is very fragrant, yellow and appearing in summer can reach 4-5 inches across. Flowers can last until late November and into December.
Ornamental use: Allamandas are popularly used as ornamental plants. They can be grown in sheltered areas as well as indoors with care as potted plants.