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Mussaenda ( Red ) - Plant

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Mussaenda, mussaenda bushes are evergreens in the rubiaceae family that bloom from spring to fall in mild-winter areas.
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Description for Mussaenda ( Red )

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11 where it is best grown in fertile, organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. In St. Louis, grow plants in pots/containers that are overwintered indoors in bright sunny rooms as houseplants.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Mussaenda ( Red ),Mussaenda,Mussaenda, Ashanti Blood, Red Flag Bush, Tropical Dogwood, Mussaenda Red Single,Mussaenda Single Lal, Bedina, Hanu rei, Vellaiyilai, Mithai Phool,Mussaenda incana (Dwarf Mussaenda),Mussaenda 'Queen Sirikit', Mussaenda 'Capricorn Dream'. it comes in various colors:-Red,white,yellow,pink Flowers freely 2.00 to 6.00 feet easy to grow

Planting and care

Tecoma capensis, commonly known as cape honeysuckle, is a flowering, versatile evergreen that is suitable as a climbing vine, border plant, shrub or ground cover. It blooms in clusters of tubular, red-orange flowers that are about 2 inches in length in the late summer, fall and winter.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun well-drained soil Medium 20 C to 30C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Mussaenda

  • Train a climbing vine cape honeysuckle plant on a trellis or other supporting object using plant ties to support the vines.
  • To maintain the shape of shrubs, prune long or unruly branches back to a side branch or bud with sharp pruning shears.
  • Cut off old, damaged or dead branches at their base and remove them.

Typical uses of Mussaenda

Special features: Popular plants in southern Florida and California where they are often planted as specimens, massed in gardens and shrub borders or planted as informal hedges or screens.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.

References

  • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/

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