Plant Care Tecoma capensis

Tecoma capensis

Also known as

Tecoma capensis, Cape honeysuckle and Tecoma capensis

Taxonomy

Tecomaria capensis
Tecomaria
Bignoniaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Tecoma capensis

💦 Water

How often to water your Tecoma capensis

Water needs for Tecoma capensis
0.5 cups
every 9

Tecoma capensis needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Tecoma capensis

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Tecoma capensis in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tecoma capensis: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Tecoma capensis love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Tecoma capensis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Tecoma capensis in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Tecoma capensis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Tecoma capensis: repot after 2X growth

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 Tecoma capensis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Tecoma capensis is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Tecoma capensis →

Common Tecoma capensis Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Tecoma capensis prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Tecoma capensis Water Frequency →

Tecoma capensis Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Tecoma capensis requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Tecoma capensis Light Requirements →

Tecoma capensis Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Tecoma capensis is a naturally climbing plant and can be trained to climb indoors if you provide a moss pole or trellis. The newest growth will emerge from the end of the stems.

How and When to Prune Tecoma capensis →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Tecoma capensis can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Tecoma capensis Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Tecoma capensis can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Tecoma capensis

Tecoma capensis

Tecoma capensis


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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