Mussaenda ( Red ) - Plant
Description for Mussaenda ( Red )
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.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|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'.||it comes in various colors:-Red,white,yellow,pink||Flowers freely||2.00 to 6.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Full sun||well-drained soil||Medium||20 C to 30C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Mussaenda
- 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.
Typical uses of Mussaenda
Special features: 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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.