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Tecoma Orange Live Plant / Cape honeysuckle

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SKU: NBPLANT39
₹ 199.00

Description for Tecoma Orange Plant

Tecoma orange or commonly known as cape honeysuckle is a flowering plant, well-known for its sturdiness. They bloom in cluster and tube shaped in a number of bright and beautiful colours like pink, red-orange, and yellow. They belong to the vine family and are considered native to America. These plants generally grow 1.5 to 5 meter tall and sometimes can also grow till 10 meter. They are widely bought because of their bright tubular flowers that look splendid with lush green leaves.

These plants are widely used for hedging and for indoor decoration on pots or containers. They can be found in Bangladesh, Africa, North America, Spain and in Caribbean countries. The genus contains around 800 species and they belong to the family Bignoniaceae. Their cultivation is most abundant in South Africa where they are also cultivated in a number of varying colours. In some places, they are even found in salmon-coloured flowers. Although the flowering can be sometimes erratic, they flower around the year. 

Common Name Flowers Colors Bloom Time Height

Difficulty

Ginger-Thomas, Flame Vine, Cape Honeysuckle, Marsh Horsetail 

Orange 

Late summer, fall and winter

8 feet

Easy to grow

 

Planting And Care

 

Sunlight

Soil

Water

Temperature

Fertilizer

They prefer partial to full sun and can live through occasion cold spells. 

Tecoma Orange prefers well-drained soil which has been mixed with compost and fertilizer. This mixture would help the plants to retain its greenery. The soil should be best kept moist and in case of frost protect them with a cover.

These plants tend to grow dry every now and then, therefore watering should be done on a regular basis. To check the moisture level of these plants, touch the top inch of the soil. Frequent watering would help the plant to sustain hot weather conditions. Watering is furthermore most essential during the initial stages until it can get a fine grip on the soil. 

20 C to 30 C

Fertilization should be done during the spring and summer with a timely pruning. Using a slow release fertilizer in 16-4-8 or 12-4-8 can also work wonderfully for them. It should be blended uniformly with the soil to get the best value for the plants. 

Caring for Tecoma Orange

They cannot withstand severe winter and frost and their branches tend to appear brown and dead on long exposure to frost. It is; therefore, best to bring the pots indoors during the winter season. Frost can permanently damage its branches and stunt the growth. Pruning with clean shears in the late winter would foster the growth of new flowers. Keep the shrub tidy to ensure a lustrous green thrive. They contain a toxin in their sap which can cause severe diarrhea and therefore pets should be kept at a safe distance from it.

Special features

•  Since they provide an attractive and wide hedge, therefore, they are sold in large bulk which in turn fetches a huge commercial profit.
•  Their bark is used for the treatment of pain and fever, as well as gastroenteritis.