Plant Care Yellow Trumpetbush

Yellow Trumpetbush

About Yellow Trumpetbush

The Yellow Trumpetbush is a broadleaf evergreen shrub or small tree that has clusters of bright yellow trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom from spring until frost. The plant is native to south-central Texas, Arizona, Mexico, Central America, and South America. It is also native to southern Florida and the Caribbean. In Florida, the shrub is listed as invasive and is only recommended in specified and limited use.


Tecoma stans

Also known as

Yellow Bells, Yellow Bells, Yellow trumpetbush, Yellow elder, Ginger-thomas and orange jubilee

How to care for Yellow Trumpetbush


How often to water your Yellow Trumpetbush

Water needs for Yellow Trumpetbush
0.5 cups
every 9

Yellow Trumpetbush 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 Yellow Trumpetbush

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Yellow Bells in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Yellow Trumpetbush: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Yellow Trumpetbush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Yellow Trumpetbush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Yellow Trumpetbush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Yellow Trumpetbush: 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 Yellow Trumpetbush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Yellow Trumpetbush is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Yellow Trumpetbush

Yellow Trumpetbush

Yellow Trumpetbush

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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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