Allamanda: The Golden Trumpet

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allamanda cathartica

Although not very resistant to cold, allamanda is a plant that perfectly adorns the Mediterranean gardens.

It offers a sumptuous yellow bloom throughout the summer.

In summary, what you need to know:

Name: Allamanda Cathartica
Family: Apocynaceae
Type: Vine

Exposure: Sunny
Ground: Somewhat light

Foliage: Persistent
Flowering: July to November

To plant an allamanda:

The plantation of the allamanda is an important step even if it can not take place everywhere outside, its cultivation in pot is possible under conditions.

Allamanda in the ground:

Allamanda tolerates growing in the ground only in regions with mild winters. It does not resist frost.

If you live in the Mediterranean region, plant it preferably in spring in a light earth.

  • Allamanda needs a lot of sun to grow.
  • She likes particularly draining soils and will appreciate a mix of garden soil, potting soil and sand.
  • Allamanda should be planted at a hot place and must be returned in winter if temperatures fall below 5° in winter.
  • So choose a place sheltered from the wind and preferably at the foot of a support to make it climb.

Allamanda in pot:

The cultivation of a potted allamanda is recommended wherever temperatures fall below 5° C in winter.

You will be able to return your allamanda in a luminous place where it does not freeze during the winter.

Size of the allamanda:

The allamanda does not fear the size and it even allows him to gain strength.

It is indeed a vigorous vine, sometimes invasive, which can be contained by being cut very regularly.

  • Size does not affect flowering or growth of allamanda.
  • The size can be severe and multi-annual.
  • The size is preferably before vegetation resumes, at the end of the winter.

Maintenance of Allamanda:

Allamanda is an easy plant when grown under the conditions it needs.

  • It is a plant that fears the shade and therefore needs the maximum of sun to bloom.

Watering the allamanda:

Allamanda appreciates moisture and needs to be watered in case of hot weather but not excessively at the risk of rotting the roots.

Allamanda has higher needs during the first year after planting.

  • Water preferably in the evening.
  • use preferably rainwater because allamanda dreads limestone.
  • Regular fogging of the foliage with non-calcareous water helps maintain the humidity it needs.
  • Provide fertilizer for flowering plants 1-2 times a month, especially for allamandas grown in pots.
  • In winter, reduce the number of waterings to a minimum (about 1 time per month)

Common diseases and parasites in allamanda:

Allamanda is a plant considered to be resistant to most pests and diseases.

If the leaves turn brown and eventually curl, it is certainly aboutan attack of aphids

Allamanda is also subject to red spider attacks.

To know about allamanda:

allamanda cathartica

Also called golden trumpet, Allamanda is fast growing and offers spectacular flowering during the summer.

The Allamanda illuminates the garden with its bright yellow flowers.

Placed in full sun, at the edge of a terrace for example, it embalms with its fruity and delicate scent.

All parts of the plant are photodynamic, that is to say they can cause skin irritation. It is therefore advisable to handle it with gloves for its toxicity.

Ingestion also causes nausea and vomiting.

Smart tip about allamanda:

To have a spectacular flowering, bring a special organic fertilizer flowering plants from spring to summer.

To read also on climbing plants:

  • Scented climbing plants

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