Mussaenda, mussaenda bushes are evergreens in the rubiaceae family that bloom from spring to fall in mild-winter areas.
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.
||14 inch (36 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
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|Maximum Reachable Height
||2.00 to 6.00 feet
||it comes in various colors:-Red,white,yellow,pink
||easy to grow
Planting and careTrain 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.
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.
||20 C to 30C
||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.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area