Tecoma (Shrub, Orange) - Plant

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 flowers.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the best attractive flowering plants.
  • Low maintenance plant.
  • Perfect plant for outdoor garden.
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About Tecoma

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 clusters.

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 factors.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Tecoma (Shrub, Orange),Cape Honeysuckle ,Bignoniaceae,yellow trumpetbush, yellow bells, yellow elder, ginger thomas
Maximum Reachable Height 2-3 meter
Flower Colour Orange
Bloom Time Year round
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Sunlight

  • Morning sunlight of 3-6 hours a day is ideal for flowering and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing Tecoma plant.

  • Watering
  • 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.
  • 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 Fertilizer
  • Before 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 Protection
  • Remove 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.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not over water the plant.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.
  • Tecoma care

    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:

    Sunlight Natural bright light with morning sunlight(3-6 hours)
    Watering Apply 4 cup(approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch
    Soil Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content
    Temperature 20-30 Degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer to the plant once in a month

    Tecoma special feature

    Beautiful attractive flower

    Tecoma uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • 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

    Medicinal Use:

    • 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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Tecoma ?

    Tecoma is commonly known as Tecoma (Shrub, Orange),Cape Honeysuckle ,Bignoniaceae,yellow trumpetbush, yellow bells, yellow elder, ginger thomas

    How tall do Tecoma grow?

    On average Tecoma grows 2-3 meter

    What color are Tecoma ?

    A Tecoma plant bears flowers of color Orange

    When Tecoma blooms?

    With enough light, Tecoma may produce Orange flowers in Year round

    How hard is Tecoma to grow?

    A Tecoma is Easy

    How much sunlight does a Tecoma need?

    A Tecoma prefers Natural bright light with morning sunlight(3-6 hours)

    How much water does a Tecoma need?

    A Tecoma prefers watering Apply 4 cup(approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch

    What kind of soil does a Tecoma need?

    A Tecoma prefers Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content

    What temperature does a Tecoma like?

    A Tecoma prefers 20-30 Degree Celsius

    How often should I fertilize my Tecoma ?

    To encourage Tecoma growth, Apply organic fertilizer to the plant once in a month



    Reviews

    Friday, 13 March 2020

    Versatile plant that can be kept in sunny or semi-shade environments

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    Wednesday, 04 March 2020

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    Monday, 24 February 2020

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