Tecoma, commonly known as cape honeysuckle, is a flowering, versatile evergreen that is suitable as a climbing vine, border plant, shrub or ground cover.
How to Care for a Tecoma Plant
It is one of the hardy, low-maintenance and easy to grow the plant. They require well-drained soil and full sun. Tecoma basic cares include the following:
- Water Tecoma plants deeply about once a week. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.
- Fertilize Tecoma plants with any organic fertilizer once in every two months.
- Train a climbing vine Tecoma vine plant on a trellis or other supporting object using plant ties to support the vines.
- To maintain the shape of shrubs, prune long or unruly branches back to a side branch or bud with sharp pruning shears.
- Cut off old, damaged or dead branches at their base and remove them. Do this in the springtime before new growth begins.
This perennial shrub gets is popular names from the vivid yellow, trumpet-shaped blossoms that bloom in the spring, summer and fall.
Thrives in bright light.
Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Increase the frequency with increased light. Does best in higher humidity.
This plant is named after the colorful flowers it produces. Use fertilizer for blooming.