Growing Tecoma is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know how to care for Tecoma plant, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely orange flowe
What makes it special:
- One of the best attractive flowering plants.
- Low maintenance plant.
- Perfect plant for outdoor garden..
This plant may not have flowers at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom and it will be of orange colored flower. It is a species of flowering plant in the Bignoniaceae,family.
Tecoma is an erect, scrambling shrub, it grows to 2,3 m in height and a similar width. Normally evergreen, it may lose its leaves in colder climates. The leaves are long and are opposite, slightly serrated, green to dark-green.The flowers are tubular, narrow, about 7.5 cm long, and are produced at different times throughout the year. They are grouped in 10,15 cm long terminal cluste The flower color ranges from orange to orange-red to apricot.Tecoma is an ornamental garden plant commonly used for screening and decorative purposes. It can also be trimmed to form a hedge. It is often planted specifically to attract birds and butterflies. Dark orange color of these plants sometimes appear to be red because of environmental and sunlight facto
||12 inch (30 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Tecoma (Shrub, Orange),Cape Honeysuckle,Bignoniaceae,yellow trumpetbush, yellow bells, yellow elder, ginger thomas
|Maximum Reachable Height
Planting and care
Morning sunlight of 3-6 hours a day is ideal for flowering and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day.SoilThe soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing Tecoma plant.WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 4 cup (approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.Do not overwater the plant.As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening.Application of FertilizerBefore application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so, it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.Apply organic fertilizer to the plant once in a month.Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.DontsDo not over water the plant.Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.
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Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 4 cup(approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.Keep the plant in indirect bright light.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Natural bright light with morning sunlight(3-6 hours)
||Apply 4 cup(approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch
||Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content
||20-30 Degree Celsius
||Apply organic fertilizer to the plant once in a month
Tecoma special feature
Beautiful attractive flower
- This attractive garden plant is a popular garden shrub and is often planted specifically to attract birds and butterflies to the garden
- It is also commonly planted as a hedge, both formal and informal in Landscaping
- The bark is used in traditional medicine to relieve pain and sleeplessness, to bring down fevers, to treat chest ailments such as bronchitis, to treat stomach pains, diarrhoea and dysentery and to encourage the flow of milk in nursing mothers
- Leaves are also used to treat diarrhoea and gastro-enteritis
- Dried and powdered bark is rubbed around the teeth to treat bleeding gums
- Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines