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Almanda in 3 inch nursery bag

Almanda in 3 inch nursery bag

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Allamanda cathartica: How to grow?

Allamanda cathartica is widely grown as a houseplant. The plant can be pruned into a shrub. Otherwise, it can sprawl to a height of 20 feet. The plant is propagated through stem cuttings taken from April to May. Allamanda cathartica grows in the mildest climate. They can be placed in a container and brought indoors during cold weather.


How to propagate the Allamanda plant?

The Allamanda plants can be propagated through seeds as well as stem-tip cuttings. Make sure the stem have three to four fully formed leaves at the tip.

Allamanda cathartica: Uses

Allamanda cathartica, a plant that grows in tropical and subtropical regions, is known to possess medicinal properties. The flower extracts have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, laxative, and invitro hepatoprotective properties. The leaf extract has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, antifertility potency in males, and antimicrobial action against various drug-resistant clinical pathogens.


Allamanda cathartica: Care and maintenance

  • Soil: The plant needs soil rich in organic matter. The soil must be moist but well-drained.
  • Temperature: The plant needs a minimum of 18 degrees Celsius during its growing season. However, it can withstand temperatures down to 13 degrees Celsius.
  • Watering: Ensure there is plenty of moisture for the plant. In the rest season from October to March, water the plant sparingly.
  • Sunlight: Keep the plant exposed to bright light but not in direct sunlight.
  • Repotting: Repotting is required every year until the plant is in a container of 40 to 50 centimetres.


How to prune the Allamanda plant?

Pruning the Allamanda plant is essential, which makes it easier to handle. The plant adjusts well to pruning and grows stronger. As it is a vigorous climbing vine, sometimes invasive, pruning helps set its boundaries for growth. Note that pruning the plant does not affect the flowering.  Pruning can be done several times in a year or once in two years. The ideal time for pruning is at the end of winter and before spring growth before blooming starts.


Where to plant Allamanda?

Choose partially shaded locations in your home garden. You can opt for pot as an option to grow the plant. The plant can survive outside but only in mid-wintered locations. It cannot thrive in below-freezing temperatures. Wind tends to dry out the plants. Thus, when growing the plant in your garden, select a spot sheltered from the wind and if possible, along a lattice that the plant can climb along. Moreover, to prevent the plant from experiencing a transplant shock, make sure to cover the plant using a shade veil for about two to three weeks immediately after planting in case the weather is extremely hot.


Allamanda Cathartica: Common problems

Allamanda plant is resistant to most parasites and diseases. When the leaves begin to turn brown and curl, they are likely to be infested by aphids that may be colonizing the plant. Moreover, the vine is prone to attacks red spider mite.


Allamanda Cathartica: Pollinators

Allamanda plant is a favourite among pollinators. The plant attracts butterflies, bees, and birds to the garden.

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