How to grow Turnera ulmifolia

Turnera ulmifolia grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Turnera also known as Yellow alder, Turnera ulmifolia perennial evergreen used as ornamental or medical plant, can grow in tropics mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape the margin serrated.

Turnera ulmifolia flower

Flower color yellow with five petals, flowers grow in the top of the stem.

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How to grow Turnera ulmifolia growing and care:

Moist and well-drained soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Apids, spider mites

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead flowers

Size of the plant?
20-80 cm, 8-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium 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
Yellow flowers with five petals, flowers grow in the top of the stem

Scientific name:

Turnera ulmifolia

How to grow Turnera ulmifolia

Growing Turnera ulmifolia

Turnera ulmifolia


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9