Thunbergia Coccinea, Scarlet Clock Vine
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Scarlet Clock Vine
Scarlet Clock Vine makes a lovely, flowering evergreen vine in warm, tropical areas. This is an evergreen, perennial twining climber. The leaves are narrowly elliptic, toothed, dark green and about 20cm. It needs something sturdy to climb and looks especially nice growing on a pergola or arbor. If set to grow so the flowers hang down, you will have visually stunning pendants of bright flowers.
Thunbergia Coccinea is a gorgeous flowering plant. The bright red flowers of unusual shape are hanging from the vine in clusters, and look stunning. The intensity of the colour seems to depend upon the temperature in which it is blooming. It appears that the orange coloring is more likely in warmer temperatures, and some fading from full sun, while the more intense redish coloring when blooming in cooler conditions.
Thunbergia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae, native to tropical regions of Africa, Madagascar and southern Asia. Thunbergia species are vigorous annual or perennial vines and shrubs growing to 2–8 m tall. The generic name honours the Swedish naturalist Carl Peter Thunberg.
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.