Description for Allamanda Creeper, Pentalinon luteum (Yellow)
Plant height: 15 - 23 inches
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches
As shrub Allamanda grows very thick and gets covered with yellow bell-shaped 3 to 4 inches long blooms in growing season. Although it does not have tendrils to climb but provided support can grow as vine too.
Common name(s): Golden trumpet vine
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Max reachable height: 4 to 6 ft
Difficulty to grow: Easy
Planting and care
Allamanda is a bushy nature plant, the large-sized container is preferable as the plant gets heavy with the time. You may need to re-pot it every year. Regardless of size, make sure container has drainage holes at the bottom to ensure smooth drainage of water. Put stone or brick pieces on the holes.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Soil pH 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline), Any good-quality potting mix.
Temperature: 25 to 35 degree C
Fertilizer: Feed the plant with liquid fertilizer in growing season and cut it down to once a month in winter.
Caring for Allamanda Creeper
Allamanda grows very rapidly and needs pruning due to its bushy nature. Also pruning increases air circulation in plant required for good growth.
Flowers are harvested throughout the year.
Typical uses of Allamanda Creeper
Special features: Allamanda woody vine grows vigorously in full sun or semi shade, even in poor soil. The plant climbs grows rapidly, making it good for use over pergolas or on structures with some horizontal support.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: Plants are used for an ornamental purpose.