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Care of the plant Pandorea jasminoides or Bower plant.

Care of the climbing plant Pandorea jasminoides or Bower plant

The genus Pandorea, family Bignoniaceae, comprises 6 species of climbing shrubs native to Australia, New Caledonia, and Malesia. Some species are: Pandorea jasminoides, Pandorea pandorana, Pandorea doratoxylon.

Common names: Bower of beauty, Bower vine, Bower plant. This species is native to eastern Australia.

They are evergreen climbing shrubs that reach 5 meters (16.4 feet) in height. They have bright, lanceolate, pinnate leaves. The attractive trumpeted flowers appear in hanging clusters and are white or pink with a red or fuchsia pink center. They bloom from spring to fall.

They are used to cover walls, fences or pergolas; They need supports to climb. They are also used in large containers to decorate terraces.

Pandorea jasminoides needs full sun exposure; in semi-shade it produces more leaves than flowers. They do not resist temperatures below 5 ºC (41 ºF).

They prefer well-drained soils, slightly acidic and rich in humus.

Water frequently so that the soil is always moist but never flooded. In winter reduce watering a lot.

Prune after flowering to maintain a compact bearing and strengthen the plant.

Fertilize every 15 days with mineral fertilizer during the flowering season.

They can be attacked by whiteflies, botrytis and mealybugs.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring or by cuttings, which take root with great ease.

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Pandorea jasminoides
Pandorea jasminoides
Pandorea jasminoides