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Thunbergia grandiflora (Clock vine, Sky vine and sky flower)

Thunbergia grandiflora

Botanical Name:    Thunbergia grandiflora

Common Name(s):    Clock vine, Sky vine and sky flower

Family:    Acanthaceae

Genus:    Thunbergia

Species:    Grandflora

Plant Type:    Evergreen vine

Height:    4.6-9 m

Spread:    0.9-1.8 m

Bloom Time:    May to November

Bloom Color(s):    Light blue, Violet/Lavender, White

Leaves:    Dark green

Range:    India

Description

Thunbergia grandiflora (clock vine, sky vine and sky flower) is a species of flowering plant in the Acanthaceae family. It is native to India. They are evergreen vine, usually growing to 4.6-9 m tall by 0.9-1.8 m wide. The dark green leaves are opposite, ovate to triangular-ovate, 5-10cm long and 4-8cm broad, papery, palmately 3-7-veined, with lobed or entire margin . Blooms time is usually from May to November, Tubular flowers are light blue with yellow throats, about 7 cm in diameter, with five petals. It prefers in full sun or semi-shade, and moist, humus-rich, well-drained soils. Thunbergia grandiflora is naturalized in tropical regions worldwide.

How to Grow

Sun:    Full sun to part shade

Water:    Medium

Soil:    Moist, humus-rich, well-drained soils

Propagation:    Cuttings