Thunbergia Erecta Alba, Meyenia Erecta Alba (White) - Plant

Thunbergia erecta is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant species in the genus Thunbergia native to western Africa.

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Thunbergia Erecta Alba, Meyenia Erecta Alba (White) Plant

Description for Thunbergia Erecta Alba, Meyenia Erecta Alba (White)

Plant height: 14 - 23 inches (35 - 59 cm)
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches (7 - 13 cm)

It is best grown in organically rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.

Common name(s): Thunbergia erecta, Acanthaceae, Acanthus, Meyenia erecta Mini, Meyenia White
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: August to September
Max reachable height: Up to 30 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area. Arabian is a small bush with evergreen leaves. There are many other varieties of plant, of which are best suited for sub-tropical climates. Learning how to grow will add a striking visual and olfactory touch to the garden.

Sunlight: Full sunlight to partial shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Moderately
Temperature: 20 to 35 degrees F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Thunbergia Erecta Alba

  • Grow the plants in full sun to light shade. In hotter regions, plant where they will receive afternoon shade.
  • Grow Thunbergia in rich soils to help fuel growth. Prior to planting, mix in ample amounts of compost.
  • Add a general purpose fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
  • Thunbergia plants do not tolerate droughts very well.
  • Keep the soil well watered, especially when young, and during hot and dry weather. If grown in containers, be vigilant that they do not dry out.
  • Thunbergia plants can be trimmed, as needed.
  • Plants need the support of a fence, trellis or post. Train young plants to reach the support.

Harvesting

August to September

Typical uses of Thunbergia Erecta Alba

Special features: Trellises, arbors, fences or other structures in areas where winter hardy. Hanging baskets and other containers when grown as an annual. Houseplant.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/