Botanical Garden Tours - #29 : Thunbergia Erecta - The King's Mantle

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Hello lovely Steemians !

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Welcome to another day of the Botanical Garden Tours. Today I want to present to you the Thunbergia Erecta, also known as the Clock Vine, or the King's Mantle.

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The Thunbergia erecta is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant that is native to western Africa. It grows in shrubs which can get as high as 120 cm . The approximate width to high ratio is 1:1.

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The flowers are really beautiful. They can get as long as 6.5 cm and possess five large and deep violet petals with a yellowish-white throat. These flowers posses rather long funnels that become curved-shaped They are also flowering several times per year up to four times.

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They are actually super easy to keep in the garden. They are not only tolerant to fully sunny to semi sunny and semi shady places, but also only require a moderate amount of water and are adaptable to nearly every type of soil.

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Even temperatures down to 0°C are no problem for the Thunbergia, also the optimal lowest temperature during the winter should not be lower than 7°C. They are really appropriate additions to any terraces or courtyards.

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The Leafs of the Thunbergia are arranged in an opposite fashion and shaped elliptic. They are yellowish-green when still young and become medium green and acuminate at the tips when they become mature. In this case they can get as long as 4 cm.

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As always I hope that you enjoyed my Botanical Garden Tours. Thank you for your time and see you next episode ^^


All pictures were taken by myself, ©@adalger, with a Huawei P30 Mobile Phone. For information gathering I mainly used Wikipedia.


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Thanks a lot ^^ .. I really appreciate it .. It is so much fun and so highly enjoyable to walk the botanical garden for new photo motives. There are some really amazing plants there ;)

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