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Golden Trumpet

English Name

Allamanda Cathartica

Scientific Name

Description

Named after Dr Frederik Allamand of Leyden Switzerland (1713-1787). Allamanda is a climber with yellow flowers and glossy dark green leaves.

South America

Origin

Maximum: 10'

Height (feet/inches)

Yes

Fragrance

Color

Watering

During active growth period water copiously, during the Winter rest period, water sparingly.

Feeding

After first flowers appear, apply standard liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks in Spring and Summer.

Repotting

Re-pot annually in Spring as new growth starts.

Propagation

Plant 3-4 inch cuttings of early Spring growth in a 3 inch pots of moistened cutting compost or equal parts peat moss and perlite. Place cuttings in a plastic bag or heated propagator. Let them in bright filtered light. After 2 months, move them in standard mixture.

Cultivation

Allamanda is an easily grown plant, that prefers a warm greenhouse or conservatory. If humidity is high in the home, it will grow well.

Pruning

After flowering, it should be cut back to one joint of the old wood in mid Winter.

Care

Provide bright light but some shade from brilliant sunshine in Summer. Without occasional trimming or pruning it can easily become straggly and untidy.

Decorate

Floor standing plant next to patio window or in conservatory, climbing through trellis or other support.

Humidity

Spray every 2 days in Spring and Summer avoiding flowers. Place pot on saucer of pebbles almost covered with water.

Soil

Soil-based compost.



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