How to grow Thunbergia laurifolia

Thunbergia laurifolia growing herbaceous vine of the genus Thunbergia also known as Blue trumpet vine, Thunbergia laurifolia perennial evergreen but in colder climate grow as annual, used as ornamental hedge plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+ as perennial 5+ as annual.

Leaves color green in deltoid to elliptic shape with andulate edges

Thunbergia laurifolia flower

Flower color blue to purple in trumpet shape with five petals.

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How to grow Thunbergia laurifolia growing and care:

Trellising, warm climate

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

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

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, invasive

Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Autumn / Winter

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 / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Most of the year

General information about the flower
Blue to purple in trumpet shape with five petals

Scientific name:

Thunbergia laurifolia

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