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Care of the plant Juanulloa mexicana or Gold Finger Plant.

Care of the climbing plant Juanulloa mexicana or Gold Finger Plant

The Juanulloa genus, Solanaceae family, includes 8 species of tropical plants native to Central and South America. Some species are: Juanulloa mexicana, Juanulloa parasitica, Juanulloa speciosa.

Common names: Gold Finger Plant, Monaloa Parrot Plant. This species is native to Mexico, Central America and Colombia.

They are evergreen climbing shrubs with thick stems that reach 2 meters (6.56 feet) in height. The oval-shaped, leathery leaves are bright green. The showy tubular orange flowers appear in clusters. They bloom in summer but can bloom again for most of the year.

They are used as indoor and greenhouse plants; they need guardians to climb. In tropical regions it is used to cover pergolas, columns and walls.

Mexican Juanulloa grows in full sun and semi-shade exposures. It does not resist frost.

The soil can be a commercial substrate for indoor plants. Transplant every 3 years to renew the substrate.

Water regularly with water without lime, waiting until the substrate has almost dried. It is important that the environmental humidity is medium-high.

Fertilize every 3 weeks in spring with mineral fertilizer for indoor plants.

Lightly prune the stems in late fall to maintain a compact habit.

They are quite resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to excess water in the roots.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring in the nursery and by cuttings in spring or summer.

Images of the climbing plant Juanulloa mexicana or Gold Finger Plant

Juanulloa mexicana
Juanulloa mexicana
Juanulloa mexicana