Free Thunbergia Alata Hybrids Plants

acalypha hispida plant
A climbing plant that produces orange to yellow flowers with a dark centre or ‘eye’, hence the common name of Black-eyed Susan. Given the correct care, the Thunbergia will remain in flower from the end ofspring to the beginning of autumn. Dead or dying flowers should be removed before rotting occurs or seeds are set, as either will reduce the flowering period. The plant’s twining stems grow vigorously and can completely cover a screen or trellis in the first season. It can look particularly attractive when trained to grow up strings in front of a window. Although the Thunbergia is a perennial, the growth can become very leggy and straggly, and the plant is often discarded after the first flowering.

Plant type : Flowering plant with climbing habit
Season of interest : Late spring to early autumn
Size : 30-60cm (12 — 24in)
Flower : Five-lobed, 2.5-5cm (1 —2in) across, yellow to orange with dark brown to black centre, growing from tubular base
Leaf : Angular, roughly heart-shaped, crinkly, 5-7,5cm (2—3in), mid green
Temperature : 13-19°C (55-66°F)
Aspect/Light : Well-lit situation with exposure to sunlight
Humidity : Moderate
Watering : Evenly moisten compost at beginning of season in spring, adding more water as plant requires
Feeding : Once every two to three weeks with flowering plant fertilizer in spring and summer
Propagation : Sow seeds in seed and cutting compost at 18-19°C (64-66°F) in early spring
Potting : Houseplant potting compost
Problems : Aphid
Availability : Occasionally available from late spring to early summer
Uses indoors : Trellis, screen or strings near window in most rooms, provided they are not too hot