Thunbergia coccinea, Scarlet Thunbergia

Thunbergia coccinea

Scarlet Thunbergia
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: India, Burma, Malaya
Vine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This luscious vine or creeper is native to India, Burma and Malaya and when in its full glory, is a sight to behold. Scarlet Thunbergia (Thunbergia coccinea) will do best when grown in full sun or semi-shade and when given regular water. As the foliage falls around it, breathtakingly intense red and crimson vinous flowers emerge above tall stems. These attractive blooms are certain to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, promising to make your garden a truly magical spectacle.

Grown in USDA Zones 9-11, Scarlet Thunbergia is suited to warm climates and is an ideal plant for hanging baskets. When grown in a pot, these vibrant creepers can also brave even colder weather, though they may be dormant during winter. When planted in colder regions, they should be provided with bright light, sheltered from strong winds and watered regularly. To ensure best results, ensure your plant enjoys either full sun or filtered light and remains in moist soil without becoming soggy. Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks once the Scarlet Thunbergia is in bloom.

Gorgeous Scarlet Thunbergia is sure to be a source of joy to your garden, both when in bloom and in between. Enjoy these vivid colors and unexpected beauty in your own slice of paradise.

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