- Pentalinon luteum var.
Allamanda Creeper is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. Some species are familiar as ornamental plants cultivated for their large, colourful flowers and Most species produce yellow flowers.
This vigorous climbing plant has leathery evergreen leaves arranged in whorls of 4 at intervals along the stem and bright yellow flowers. Because the stems twine to 6 m or considerably more and contain a milky sap. Allamanda is an easy-to-grow flowering shrub from the tropics that offers a steady display of flowers all spring and summer long. It’s prized for its excellent heat tolerance and long-season bloom – as well as the fact that allamanda grows well in both containers and landscapes.
Watering Your Allamanda & Fertilizing
When in full growth season, in high temperatures and humidity Allamanda requires lots of water. Because during its flowering period pay attention to the plant’s water use. And it very often requires some extra water to avoid flower loss.
Fertilizing Allamanda creeper is best with liquid water-soluble plant food once every two weeks during active growth. But do not give too much fertilizer to avoid overcrowding of foliage and lesser flowers.
Soil and Planting
As with many vines Allamandas like good, rich soil for healthy plant growth. But if grown in a container transplant every two years. Because the plant is large, do not step up to a bigger gallon pot, but prune the roots instead and replace them with a rich potting mix.
Providing a support structure with a trellis allows the plant to “show off” to its fullest. The photo at the right is of Allamanda creeper one popular variety of Allamanda plants.
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