The Alamanda flowers include ornamental plants that have an extraordinary charm of beauty and beauty. It is one of the richness of the flora of Central and South America and is most widely found in Brazil.
The Alamanda has a Latin name Allamanda Cathartica with the genus Allamanda, family Apocynaceae, order Apocynales, class Magnoliopsida, Guinea Basidiomycota and belongs to the Kingdom of Plantae.
The Alamanda flowers are not only used as a symbol of beauty, but can also be used as ornamental plants. This flower has yellow petals and elongated shape, so no wonder if it is also called “Yellow Bell” or “Gold Trumpet” diameter 5 – 7.5 cm, there are even some people who call it with the name of Butter Cup flower.
Characteristics of Alamanda Flowers
This flower also has a fragrant aroma and is able to survive in a place that is quite exposed to sunlight or even in high rainfall and high humidity also. However, this flower is very sensitive to cold temperatures, even only with temperatures of-1 degree Celsius is already able to kill it. In addition, the Alamanda is unable to grow on a soil that is too alkaline or salt. This flower is found in many open areas even around the river.
Alamanda flowers can grow well in full sun intensity conditions and without obstructions. Sandy soil conditions, rich in organic materials and good beraeraso can make this flower grow well. The production of interest will decrease if there is obstruction of sunlight.
The most appropriate climate for this flower growth is the tropical climate, so it can produce fairly fast growth. In this area of Alamanda flower, live at a height of 0 -700 meters from sea level (DPL) with rainfall 1000 – 2800 mm every year.
The Alamanda flower belongs to the category of tall, high-glazed perdu can reach about 2 meters. This flower has an evergreen character so it can be green all year round. The old trunk will be brown because of the formation of wood, while the young shoots are green.
The leaves in the Alamanda have a taper shape on the tip with a rough texture, but generally the petals are gathered three or four strands. Generally this alamanda flower is used as an ornament to decorate the fence and wall.
How to plant Alamanda flowers easiest
The breeding of your almflowers is also quite easy which can be done with seeds or stem cuttings, but in general and most prefer to use stem cuttings because some difficult hybrid varieties bring up the seed capsules.
How to plant the Alamanda flower (in pots)
- 1. Select and prepare the pot according to the size of the Alamanda flower plant to be planted
- 2. Make sure the pot has enough drainage holes (if there is no hole in the pot, make a hole in the pot)
- 3. Prepare planting media in the form of mixed soil and manure that has been ripe or compost
- 4. Then mix evenly and continue by settling the planting media for 5-6 days (Let it be exposed to sunlight to seed pests and diseases in the planting media dies)
- 5. Choose Healthy Plant seeds (the selection of the Alamanda flower seeds can be with seeds or grafts/cuttings)
- 6. After all is ready, do the planting by inserting the seeds into the pot
- 7. Then insert the planting media into the pot, until almost full
- 8. Perform watering regularly until planting media becomes wet
- 9. In addition to doing watering, do also routinely fertilization every once a month, so that the nutrients are satisfied so that the growth of flowers can be optimal
- 10. In addition also do the administration of the flower stimulant hormone, so that the flowers grow faster at every 2 weeks intervals.
How to plant Alamanda flowers hydroponically
- 1. Prepare gravel, flower pots, sand, peat and tile fragments
- 2. Put the precarious fraction in the flowerpot, then give the sand and plant the Alamanda flower
- 3. After that give peat on the sand and continue with the stones-small gravel
- 4. Perform watering every morning and evening
- 5. Give wood or wire buffer so that the alamanda flower becomes strong, because this flower is vines so that the buffer is very important to sustain life
Seeing the many benefits of Alamanda and easy in the treatment, it does not hurt to start to cultivate it either as an ornamental plant or used as a plant business as well.
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