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Thunbergia laurifolia

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thunbergia (thun-BER-jee-uh) (Info)
Species: laurifolia (law-ree-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
By air layering
By tip layering
By serpentine layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Tom_Raven On Jul 19, 2006, Tom_Raven from Adjuntas
Puerto Rico wrote:

Steady vine , likes full sun, may be an escape artist to unwanted areas.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Midland City, Alabama
Prattville, Alabama
Los Angeles, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Clearwater, Florida
Lake Worth, Florida
Miami, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Seminole, Florida
Kapaa, Hawaii
Koloa, Hawaii
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Spangle, Washington

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