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Thunbergia Alata (Yellow) - Plant

Thunbergia Alata is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant species in the Acanthaceae family.
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1Thunbergia Alata (Yellow) - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Thunbergia Alata

Thunbergia alata, commonly called Black-eyed Susan vine, is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant species in the Acanthaceae family. It is native to Eastern Africa, and has been naturalized in other parts of the world.

It is found in Cerrado vegetation of Brazil and Hawaii, along with eastern Australia and the southern USA in the states of Texas and Florida. It is a tropical evergreen twining vine that eventually climbs. Features ovate-triangular toothed green leaves and solitary axillary salverform orange-yellow flowers with 5 spreading petal lobes and dark throats. Blooms in summer to fall, but best bloom is often in late summer and fall after the hot summer temperatures moderate.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Black-eyed Susan vine
Maximum Reachable Height 3 to 8 feet
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time Annual
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Black Eyed Susan Vines are very easy to grow.
  • 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.
  • Keep young plants well weeded, until they get established and begin to climb. Thunbergia plants can be trimmed, as needed.
  • Plants need the support of a fence, trellis or post. Train young plants to reach the support.

    Thunbergia Alata care

    Black-Eyed Susan Vines are only hardy in USDA zones 9-12. They should be grown in a spot with full sun or very light shade, except in hot summer regions where they will require shade during the afternoon.
    In the garden, Thunbergias should be planted in humus rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil that has been supplemented with a generous amount of compost at planting time, or in a good quality potting soil if they are grown in planters.

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soils
    Temperature 70 degrees F
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Thunbergia Alata special feature

    Used mainly as an ornamental plant, Thunbergia alata makes a good screen when used to cover unsightly dead trees or walls. It needs some support, as it cannot cling. Use fences, trellises, arches, arbours and pillars or a lightly shading tree.
    (Pergolas would probably be too big.) Alternatively, plant this creeper in groups as a ground cover, or on a bank or terraces where it can trail downwards. Hanging baskets are also a possibility.

    Thunbergia Alata uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Trellises, arbors, fences or other structures around the home
    • Also effective in hanging baskets where the vine can twist around the basket supports or in patio containers with a small trellis or obelisk buried in the container

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Where to plant Thunbergia alata?

    You can plant Thunbergia outdoor where enough amount of natural bright light (morning sunlight 3-4 hrs.) is available

    How to plant Thunbergia?

    Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor in direct bright light. Protect the plant from the afternoon direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

    What is Thunbergia plant?

    Thunbergia alata is a fast-growing, free-flowering vine.

    When to plant Thunbergia seeds?

    You can plant Thunbergia seeds during winter and monsoons season.

    How to sow Thunbergia seeds?

    1. Fill the seed-raising tray up to approximately 1/2 inch from the top with moist potting soil. Firm the soil in the container with your fingers. 2. Soak tamarind seeds overnight in warm water to speed up germination. Spread the seeds over the soil in the seed-raising tray. Sprinkle a 1/8-inch layer of soil over the seeds. Lightly tamp the soil with your fingertips so it sits firmly over the seeds. 3. Water the seeds with a spray bottle; aim to keep the soil moist, not soggy. 4. Cover the seed-raising tray with clear plastic wrap or cover to insulate the seeds and to help maintain the soil moisture until the seeds germinate. 5. Place the seed tray in a sunny area. Moisten the soil, as needed, throughout the germination process. Expect the seeds to germinate within approximately one month. 6. Transplant the seedlings to individual pots once their second set of true leaves appear. Plant them outdoors in a sun-filled area at the beginning of summer

    When to plant Thunbergia?

    You can plant Thunbergia plants during monsoons season.

    How to care for Thunbergia plant?

    Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    Where to plant Thunbergia?

    You can plant Thunbergia outdoor where enough amount of natural bright light (morning sunlight 3-4 hrs.) is available



    Reviews

    Sunday, 09 February 2020

    Came with good package. Nice thick stem and with wet coco peat but nothing came out of the pack. Got a healthy plant

    Nitin Mulik

    Thursday, 28 November 2019

    I want 2 purchase more of this so please provide this product on last offered dicounted price.

    Ashish Bhujbal

    Saturday, 23 November 2019

    Very small but looking cute

    Sahil Tanwar
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