Meyenia erecta, bush clock vine, Thunbergia erecta
|Plants Usage in Landscape
|Container Planting or Outdoor Plants
|Polybag size / Pot size
|Polybag: 10x10, 3.9L
|Landscape uses Hedge & Screen
Meyenia erecta, commonly known as Bush Clock Vine, is an evergreen shrub admired for its upright growth habit and clusters of attractive tubular flowers. This tropical plant adds a burst of color to gardens and landscapes, making it a popular choice for both ornamental and hedging purposes.
Thrives in full sun to partial shade. Requires adequate sunlight for optimal flowering.
Maintain regular watering, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Avoid waterlogged conditions.
Adaptable to various well-draining soil types. Enrich the soil with organic matter.
Apply a balanced fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy growth and flowering.
Prefers warm temperatures. Protect from frost and cold drafts.
Commonly propagated through stem cuttings. Rooting hormone may aid in successful propagation.
Pest and Diseases:
Relatively resistant to pests. Monitor for aphids or spider mites. Treat with insecticidal soap if needed.
Implement preventive measures by regularly inspecting the plant. Treat aphid or mite infestations with suitable insecticides or insecticidal soap.
Similar Looking Plants:
- Thunbergia alata (Black-Eyed Susan Vine): Similar flowers, but with a twining habit.
Mix Planting Recommendations:
- Combine with flowering shrubs like Hibiscus for a colorful and diverse garden.
- Pair with ornamental grasses for textural contrast.