Bush Allamanda (Yellow) - Plant
As shrub Allamanda grows very thick and get covered with yellow bell shaped 3 – 4 inches long blooms in growing season . Although it doesn t have tendrils to climb but provided support can grow as vine too.
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Height: 4-6 ft.
Difficulty level: Easy.
Planting & Care
Allamanda is a bushy nature plant, large sized container is preferable as the plant gets heavy with the time. You may need to repot it every year. Regardless of size , make sure container has drainage holes at bottom to ensure smooth drainage of water. Put stone or brick pieces on the holes.
Sunlight: Full sun to Partial shade.
Soil: Soil pH 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline).
Water: Requires consistently moist soil. Do not let dry out between waterings.
Temprature: These tender plants will not withstand temperatures below 25 degrees F.
Fertilizer: Feed the plant with liquid fertilizer in growing season and cut it down to once a month in winter.
- Allamanda grows very rapidly and needs pruning due to its bushy nature.
- Also pruning increases air circulation in plant required for good growth.
Need to take precaution while growing Allamanda indoors as it is poisonous to humans. It whitish sap ( produced on cut) proved to be allergic and purgative.