Tecoma White, Tecoma Stans White, White Trumpetbush, White Trumpetflower
Partial / Bright
Tecoma White is a highly prized flowering plant for its long flowering season, Summer to late fall, and its highly ornamental bright white trumpet shaped flowers held in sprays at branch tips. And hey, its foliage is really pretty too. Not only does it attract human but also attracts hummers, butterflies and bees.
It can be pruned heavily after flowering to maintain a compact shape. It is happily grown in a large container or a patio planter too, where it will grow tall. Tecoma Stans White Bells does appreciate decent soil and summer moisture; it is semi-deciduous and has a lot of medicinal uses.
Tecoma Stans is a species of flowering perennial shrub in the trumpet vine family, Bignoniaceae that is native to the Central and South America. Tecoma Stans is the official flower of the United States Virgin Islands and the floral emblem of The Bahamas.
It is an attractive plant that is cultivated as an ornamental. It has sharply toothed, pinnate green leaves and bears large, showy, bright golden white trumpet-shaped flowers. It is drought-tolerant and grows well in warm climates. The plant produces pods containing yellow seeds with papery wings. The plant is desirable fodder when it grows in fields grazed by livestock.
Dos and Don’ts after receiving the plant
- Do not re-pot the plant immediately after receiving. We’ve taken care of that with better pot and rich soil.
- Keep the plant in indirect sunlight for 3 to 7 days.
- Always check the soil moisture and keep the plant hydrated all time. Do not over water it.