Plant Name : Allamanda
Plant Height : 6 – 12 inch
Potting Medium : Potting mix
Pot : Nursery bag
Allamanda is a genus of flowering plants, with the common feature between the types being its beautiful flowers. The plant family is native to the South America, ranging from Argentina to Mexico and categorized under plant family Apocynaceae. With the most common species of the genus Allamanda producing yellow plants, these are quite common to be used as ornamental plants for keeping indoors as well. The Allamanda plant with a shrubby, twining wine is known for its coloured bright flower in the shape of a funnel, as the Golden Trumpet or the Yellow Allamanda.
The Allamanda is highly decorative, although it has many types, most of them have beautiful flowers after blooming that add to the charm of any place they are kept at. Although the plant has tendrils to climb, it can also grow as a vine if support is provided to the stem. The beautiful blossoms of the Allamanda are surely a delight. The plant is bushy in nature, so it prefers a large sized container, with annual re-potting.
The Allamanda grows well in partial shade or full sunlight. The soil is preferred to be mildly alkaline, with a PH of 7.5 to 7.7 being ideal. The plant needs consistent watering, as drying out has to be avoided. During the growing season, the plant does well with liquid fertilizer. Pruning needs to be done with the Allamanda, as it grows very quickly. Pruning also increases circulation of air and improves the overall plant growth. The container must have smooth drainage of water to avoid clogging.
Sonal Vohra (Senior Product Analyst) –
Best climbing and creeping plant.