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Thunbergia Alata (White) - Plant

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Thunbergia Alata is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant species in the Acanthaceae family.

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1Thunbergia Alata (White) - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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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. Featur

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Black-eyed Susan vine
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 8 feet
Flower Colour White
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 Moderately
    Soil Well-drained soils
    Temperature 20 to 35 degrees C
    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 it will get 4-6 hrs of direct bright light.

    How to plant Thunbergia?

    1. To plant Thunbergia in pot, choose a pot having of 6-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 the same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in the current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plants 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 4-6 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 monsoons season(July-October).

    What is Thunbergia plant?

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

    How to grow Thunbergia?

    Plant is grown by seeds and limb cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant.  1. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required.  2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture 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 monsoons season(July-October). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com  `

    When to plant Thunbergia seeds?

    You can plant Thunbergia seeds during the winter(December-January) and monsoons season(July-October).

    How to sow Thunbergia seeds?

    Consider the following points to sow Thunbergia seeds You can plant Thunbergia seeds in pot as well as in-ground. To plant Thunbergia seeds consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1 inch in soil, place 2-3 seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. 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(July-October).Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to plant Thunbergia?

    You can plant Thunbergia plants during the monsoons season(July-September).

    How to care for Thunbergia plant?

    Consider the following points to care Thunbergia 1. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required.  2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture 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 once a month.

    Where to plant Thunbergia?

    You can plant Thunbergia outdoor where 4-6 hrs of direct bright light is available.

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