Tecoma Plant: Details and Care Tips – Bright beautiful flowers
Tecoma Plant are perennial shrubs and commonly grown flowering plants with very little care. The trumpet shaped flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators. They do not require much maintenance and can grow almost everywhere. It is one of the easiest plants to grow for beginners.
Quick Details of Tecoma Plant
|Other Common Names||Yellow Bells, Trumpet Bush, Trumpet Flower|
|Type||Outdoor flowering perennial|
|Flowering||Spring and Summers|
|Light||Bright direct sunlight|
|Water||Deep water ones a week|
|Soil||Well draining fertile soil|
|Common Diseases||Not prone to diseases|
|Scientific name||Tecoma stans|
Tecoma Plant Buying Instructions
- Buy a bushy Tecoma Plant with thick stem.
- Leaves should not have any kind of infestation
- This plant require full sunlight so buy this plant if you get 5-7 hours full sunlight.
Overview of Tecoma Plant
They are perennial flowering shrubs native to America and belonging to the family Bignoniaceae, These plants can grow up to a height of 6-9 feet tall. The barks are brown, woody with several branches. The leaves are pinnate, mostly olive green color, tapering and sharp at the edges. The plants bear trumpet shaped flowers that attracts most of the pollinators like bees and hummingbirds. The flowers are mostly bright yellow in color, They also bloom in pink, red and orange colors. The seeds are present inside the pods. The plants bloom mostly from summer till winter. The flowers are formed in clusters. These plants are mostly drought resistant.
Usage and Advantage of Tecoma
- Grown as an ornamental plant.
General Care for Tecoma Plant
They can grow in any kind of soil but prefer a well draining, nutrient rich and moist soil.
The plants require regular watering when they are growing. The mature plants are almost drought resistant and does not require regular watering.
They prefer bright direct sunlight. They can grow even in filtered light or indirect sunlight. The growth and blooming reduces in shade.
These plants prefer warm conditions with normal humidity. The plants can tolerate harsh summers but during winters they become dormant.
Special Care for Tecoma Plant
In case of climbers, provide support. Prune back the stems to give them proper shape. Remove the dying flowers or any infected leaves or stem. rim the old branches mostly present at the base. Preferably do the trimming and pruning before the new growth arises.
Fertilization for Tecoma Plant
They do not require any feeding. In case the plants cease to grow or there is no flowering, add a balanced fertilizer.
Pests and other problems for Tecoma
They are not prone to any diseases or pests. The plants can be attacked by white flies and spider mites when grown indoors or in spots which are cold and dump. They are also attacked by leaf eating caterpillar. Use a mild pesticide or soap solution to get rid of any pests.
Propagation of Tecoma
The propagation can be done either through seeds or stem cuttings. They produce large number of seeds. The seeds can be collected from the plants ones it turns ripe(brown in color). These seeds are sown 1/2 inch deep into the ground. Cover the seeds with soil and water them regularly and provide them with bright indirect sunlight. The seeds germinate within 2-4 weeks.
The propagation through stem cuttings is another method of propagation. Chop off 4-6 inch long tip from a healthy growing non-woody stem. Make sure it doesn’t have any bloom or buds. The leaves from the base of the cutting can be removed and the tip can be dipped in rooting hormone. Plant the tip in a moist well draining potting mix and cover it with a poly bag. Water them regularly and place it under indirect light or artificial light. The plants can be transferred outdoors after a month or when it grows almost a foot long.