Mussaenda ( Red ) - Plant

Mussaenda, mussaenda bushes are evergreens in the rubiaceae family that bloom from spring to fall in mild-winter areas.
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About Mussaenda

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height14 inch (36 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name 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'.
Maximum Reachable Height 2.00 to 6.00 feet
Flower Colour it comes in various colors:-Red,white,yellow,pink
Bloom Time Flowers freely
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.
  • Mussaenda 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 Full sun
    Watering Medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 20 C to 30C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Mussaenda special feature

    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.

    Mussaenda uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
    • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to propagate Mussaenda plant?

    Mussaenda plant is propagated from Seed, softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings

    How to plant Mussaenda?

    To plant Mussaenda plant consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

    How to grow Mussaenda plant?

    Mussaenda Plant is grown by seed and softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season. Note - For further details check the product description on


    Saturday, 15 February 2020

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    Wednesday, 27 November 2019

    Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space


    Friday, 22 November 2019

    Good one.. Good plant growth & good packing...

    Pooja Dhar Raina

    Monday, 04 November 2019

    Good one.. Good plant growth & good packing...

    Jeremy Cabral

    Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    Appealing, elegant and easy to grow plant.

    Shantharam Shetty

    Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    Very nice plant to have.

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    Monday, 28 October 2019

    Awesome seeds. All grow and are great.

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    Saturday, 26 October 2019

    perfect gift for your office and home.

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    Friday, 25 October 2019

    Low maintenance perennial indoor potted plant

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    Tuesday, 22 October 2019

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    Monday, 14 October 2019

    very durable plant to a wide range of conditions

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    Monday, 14 October 2019

    Good quality they all grow nicely?

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    Thursday, 10 October 2019

    Worth Money. Good Product

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    Tuesday, 08 October 2019

    Absolutely superb in every way

    Ritesh Kumar

    Sunday, 01 July 2018

    Amazed us with safe and sound delivery

    Dilip Dhariwal

    Sunday, 01 July 2018

    What can i do to maintain my plant?

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    Tuesday, 26 June 2018

    Awesome packing for live plant.?

    Kiran Mayi

    Saturday, 23 June 2018

    I bought this in January and it is in good condition I must say.

    Avinya Jaison

    Saturday, 23 June 2018

    Beautiful plant, arrived in very good condition. Impressive packing. Looking forward to buy one more

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    Friday, 22 June 2018

    Given as a gift in the hopes of bringing prosperity to the recipient

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    Thursday, 21 June 2018

    Perfect product to improve the ambience in your home and give it a fresh look!

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    Sunday, 17 June 2018

    I have it on my table with a Lucky Bamboo and looks great!

    Usha B

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    Does best in rich, well-draining soil.

    Rohit Chaturvedi

    Thursday, 14 June 2018

    This plant is very easy to grow.

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    Saturday, 09 June 2018

    Today i got this plant...the colour of leaves touches heart.

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    Tuesday, 05 June 2018

    Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.

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    Tuesday, 29 May 2018

    How old is the plant you have shown..?

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    Tuesday, 22 May 2018

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    Saturday, 19 May 2018

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    Friday, 18 May 2018

    Do we have to replant it when this will be get delivered to us at home?

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    Saturday, 12 May 2018

    This plant can be planted in a simple pot.

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    Friday, 11 May 2018

    ?How many years will it live?

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    Thursday, 10 May 2018

    Good one.. Good plant growth & good packing...

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    Saturday, 05 May 2018

    Low maintenance perennial indoor potted plant

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    Monday, 23 April 2018

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    Sunday, 08 April 2018

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    Friday, 11 August 2017

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    Sunday, 23 July 2017

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    Thursday, 15 June 2017

    Love how cute the plant is..

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    Wednesday, 14 June 2017

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    Wednesday, 05 April 2017

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    Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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    Thursday, 09 March 2017

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    Saturday, 11 February 2017

    I purchased a plant online from nursery live and received it in a very perfect condition, Thanks nurserylive team

    Joshi Prisy

    Wednesday, 18 January 2017

    Easy plant to grow quickly and provide the rooms with a colourful leaf display

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    Wednesday, 11 January 2017

    Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space

    Vijay Choudhary

    Monday, 26 December 2016

    I m really impressed with this plant properties.

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