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Odontadenia macrantha, Odontadenia grandiflora, Odontadenia speciosa, Echites macrantha, Odontadenia

Odontadenia macrantha, Odontadenia grandiflora, Odontadenia speciosa, Echites macrantha

Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Northern South America, Central America
Vine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsIrritating plantFragrant plant

Odontadenia macrantha, also known as Odontadenia, is a fast-growing, evergreen vine or creeper native to Northern South America and Central America. It produces large, fragrant, blossoms in shades of yellow and orange, making it an attractive addition to any garden. The flowers are particularly attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, and the scent is so sweet and pleasing that it's hard to resist.

This plant does best in full sun to semi-shade and moderate water. It is hardy in USDA Zone 9-11, so it can be grown in cooler regions in a pot. However, it should be kept in a sheltered spot and brought indoors during cold weather. To ensure the best growth, it's important to keep the foliage free of dust and to provide adequate water and nutrients.

It's important to note that Odontadenia's sap can cause skin irritation, so it's best to wear gloves while pruning or handling the plant. In addition, deadheading the spent blooms will promote better flowering throughout the year.

Odontadenia macrantha is a great addition to any garden, providing richly scented flowers and a wonderful habitat for butterflies and hummingbirds. With proper care and attention, it will provide a beautiful display for many years to come.

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