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Juanulloa aurantiaca, Juanulloa mexicana, Gold Finger Plant, Mexican Spoon Flower

Juanulloa aurantiaca, Juanulloa mexicana

Gold Finger Plant, Mexican Spoon Flower
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow, orange flowersSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Juanulloa aurantiaca (Gold Finger Plant) is a large shrub or woody creeper native to Mexico. Growing anywhere from five to ten feet tall, it is a plant that can thrive in both full sun and semi-shade environments, requiring regular watering to stay healthy. At the tips of its branches, the gold finger plant produces vibrant yellow and orange flowers that are sure to catch the eye. Despite its tropical origins, it is surprisingly cold-hardy and can survive at least short periods of temperatures as low as the low thirties Fahrenheit. USDA plant hardiness zones 9 to 11 are suitable for growing this plant outdoors.

For those living in colder climates, this plant can also be planted in a pot which can then be moved indoors when temperatures begin to drop. To properly care for this plant in a pot, it is important to ensure the soil remains moist but not soggy and is well-draining. It is also important to adjust water during the periods when there is less sunlight during the winter months and adjust temperature to prevent the plant from suffering. Additionally, during the colder months, provide the plant with some extra protection, such as mulch, over the winter.


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