Classifications and Characteristics
|Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
|Plant Growth Form
|Lifespan (in Singapore)
|Mode of Nutrition
|Preferred Climate Zone
|Local Conservation Status
Description and Ethnobotany
|A woody shrub growing upright, to 3.5 m tall and 3 m wide.
|Leaves are bright green, oblong to elliptic, with serrated or toothed margin, and pinnate venation, apex and base acute. Leaf nodes are purplish. Leaves are arranged oppositely along the stem.
|Clusters of trumpet-shaped orange flowers.
|Bean-shaped seed pods.
|Plants can tolerate a variety of soil types, prefers regular watering under full sun. Propagate via seeds or stem cuttings.
|The genus Tecoma is taken from the Mexican name tecomaxochitl .
|Desirable Plant Features
|General, Parks & Gardens, Hedge / Screening, Focal Plant
Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal
|Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna
Plant Care and Propagation
|Dry Soils / Drought, Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
|Easily attacked by mealybugs.
|Mature Foliage Colour(s)
|Mature Foliage Texture(s)
|Prominent Young Flush Colour(s)
|Young Flush Texture(s)
|Foliar Arrangement Along Stem
|Foliar Attachment to Stem
|Pinnate / Net
|Serrate / Toothed
|Foliar Apex - Tip
|Flower & Plant Sexuality
|Cluster / Inflorescence
|Individual Flower Shape
|Trumpet-shaped, Campaulate / Bell-shaped
|The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.