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About Mussaenda

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height14 inch (36 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name 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.
Maximum Reachable Height 2.00 to 6.00 feet
Flower Colour it comes in various colors:-Red,white,yellow,pink
Bloom Time Flowers freely
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.
  • Mussaenda 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.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 20 C to 30C
    Fertilizer 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.

    Mussaenda uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
    • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to propagate Mussaenda plant?

    Mussaenda plant is propagated from Seed, softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings

    How to plant Mussaenda?

    To plant Mussaenda plant consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

    How to grow Mussaenda plant?

    Mussaenda Plant is grown by seed and softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

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