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Clock Vine
Scientific Name: Thunbergia mysorensis (Wight) T. Anderson ex Bedd.
Synonym:
Family: Acanthaceae
Clock Vine (Thunbergia  mysorensis)
Thunbergia mysorensis at the New York Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16, 21-27
USDA: 10

Frost Tolerance: Semi tender, plant against a wall protected by an overhang

Heat Tolerance: Questionnable

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Central America

Growth Habits: Vine to 20 feet long (6 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water, the soil shouldn't stay wet.

Propagation: Cuttings, layering, seeds.


There are close to 100 species of Thunbergia in tropical Africa and India. Some are shrubs, some are vines. The Thunbergia mysorensis is a vine originating from India is one of the most popular species. The flowers are hanging from the vine in clusters that can reach several feet.

Cultural Practices:
Fertilize 2 or 3 times a year.


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