Randia maculata, also known as Terompet Gading, is a shrub native to South East Asia and makes an interesting ornamental garden plants. It is a robust shrub that grows to a height of five to ten feet tall, with soft, lanceolate foliage and small white to off-white flowers that have a lovely fragrance. It is an easy to grow plant and is suitable for growing in USDA Zones 9 to 11.
In full sun, the Randia maculata will flower better, and it will require regular watering in order to perform well. Also, this shrub adds interest to the landscape and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds with its fragrant flowers. To make this shrub look even better, regular pruning is necessary, removing any dead or damaged leaves or stems.
For cold regions or areas where temperatures drop below freezing, the Randia maculata should be planted in a tall pot or container. When grown in a pot, the plant should be moved indoors during winter months, so it can be protected from the extreme temperatures. It should also be placed in a location inside the house where it will receive enough sunlight. During summer months, the shrub should be kept outdoors in full sun and watered regularly.
To keep the Randia maculata in top shape and make sure it continues to bloom, make sure the soil remains hydrated. If the soil is dry, water the shrub generously but infrequently. If grown in a pot, the Randia maculata should be repotted every two to three years, using a rich, well-draining potting soil. Also, this shrub benefits from regular fertilizing during the growing season, using a liquid fertilizer every two weeks.
The Randia maculata is an attractive and fragrant shrub that adds a unique touch to any landscape. Providing it with proper care and growing it in the right conditions will ensure vibrant blooms, and its beautiful flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.