How to grow Black eyed susan vine

Black eyed Susan vine growing herbaceous vine of the genus Thunbergia also known as Thunbergia alata, Black eyed Susan vine, perennial evergreen but in colder climate grow as annual, used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate, tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+ as perennial 5+ as annual.

Leaves color green in deltoid to elliptic shape with andulate edges

Black eyed susan flower

Flower color can be: orange, red, white, pink or yellow with five petals the black inner color.

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Requirements for Black eyed Susan vine growing and care:


What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to do

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
1-5m, 3-18 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / in hot climate Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Mostly orange, red, white, pink or yellow with five petals the black inner color

Scientific name:

Thunbergia alata

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