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Afgekia sericea, Silky Afgekia

Afgekia sericea

Silky Afgekia
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersYellow, orange flowers

In its natural habitat, Afgekia sericea is a large shrub, usually about 5-10 feet tall but occasionally reaching up to 20 feet in height. It also has an interesting vining or creeper shape, with its stems reaching out and spreading across the ground. This plant's foliage adds an interesting touch to any garden, with its rich green leaves and stems that are covered in small hairs, giving it its silky, soft appearance.

The flowers of this plant are what truly make it stand out, blooming from late summer to early autumn in either pink or yellow and orange hues. Pink flowers are produced in greater numbers, but if given enough sunny exposure, yellow and orange buds can also make an appearance.

Afgekia sericea is quite easy to grow and care for, as long as its given the right exposure and moisture. While this plant can tolerate both full sun and semi-shade, it will be far more likely to flower in the former. It thrives with moderate water, but can also survive brief dry spells.

In cooler areas, this plant can be grown in a pot or container, although it may need some extra winter protection in regions where temperatures drop below freezing. To do this, it is recommended to move the plant to a sheltered spot in the garden and mulch or layer compost around the base of the pot to protect it from the cold. In the spring, it will be ready to be moved back into the sun.

Afgekia sericea is a great addition to any outdoor space, adding a touch of color and a unique vining shape to the garden. With the right care and attention, this large shrub can be a beautiful addition to any garden for many years to come.


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Afgekia sericea, Silky Afgekia
Afgekia sericea, Silky Afgekia


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