Allamanda - Knowledgebase Question

Belleville, WI
Question by b_c362
October 26, 2009
What do we do with the Allamanda that we bought for Mother's Day? Do we bring it inside, or do we leave it outside? We didn't get any instructions with it when we bought it. It is still potted because we don't want to plant it until we buy our house, and we are still looking.


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Answer from NGA
October 26, 2009

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Allamanda is a tropical shrub or woody vine native to South America. It is also known as Golden Trumpet and Buttercup Flower. It is a tropical plant and needs full sunshine and lots of water during the spring and summer months. It is frost sensitive so needs to be taken indoors in the fall and wintered over in a bright location with average room temperatures. I'd bring the plant indoors now before temperatures dip too low. It will lose some of its leaves as it adjusts to growing indoors. If this happens you can simply cut the plant back. This will remove the bare stems and also encourage healthy new growth. Find the brightest spot possible for your plant. Near a south or west facing window will be perfect. Water when the top of the soil dries out. Best wishes with your allamanda!

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