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Thunbergia alata

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Thunbergia alata Black Eyed Susan Vine,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Climbers Climbing / Twining

A fast growing climbing vine that has dark green pointed heart shaped leaves and bright orange to yellow flowers with a central dark spot. Best suited to warmer areas where it will flower year round. In cooler climates it will flower throughout the warmer months, in cold regions it can be used as a annual. Also available in red, yellow or white flowers. Suited to climb up a support in a garden bed or in a container. Can also be brought indoors.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Climber / Creeper, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Indoor Plant, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Mites, White Fly

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Acanthaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Orange, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: All Year
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate