Catalpa speciosa is a deciduous tree with showy white flowers that have bright yellow stamen and purple patters on the inside of the flower. The foliage is noted to be very large and it produces long, showy, green seed pods that have a bean-like capsule. Catalpa is native to the North American south around Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri as well as southern Indiana and Illinois.
Also known as
Westlicher Trompetenbaum and 미국개오동
How to care for Catalpa
Catalpa needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Catalpa love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Catalpa does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Catalpa after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.