February 4, 2023
Distictis buccinatoria

Amphilophium buccinatorium or Mexican Blood Trumpet is also known as Scarlet Trumpet Vine. But it has also been called Bignonia cherere, Phaedranthus buccinatorius, Distictis buccinatoria. The current name is Amphilophium Buccinatorium. It is from the Bignoniaceae family of plants. It is a climber vine. It blooms continuously with red trumpet flowers with yellow throats. It is native to Mexico. There is also a purple flowering variety.

It is fast-growing. Amphilophium Buccinatorium is an evergreen vine, that likes moisture and frost-free climates. Though it is not ideal for coastal areas. After all, it is tropical. Shelter it from strong winds and provide a fence or trellis or wall to grow on. It does adapt to most types of soils and needs the sun. But will tolerate some shade. Amphilophium Buccinatorium can grow up to 15m or 50ft. Hummingbirds love these plants so if you live somewhere where there are hummingbirds this is a great candidate for your garden.

Scarlet Trumpet Vine Distictis buccinatoria, Amphilophium Buccinatorium
Scarlet Trumpet Vine is a fast grower
Amphilophium Buccinatorium

You can also grow this plant in a container or a large pot. Besides North America, it is also popular in South Africa. In general, they do well in subtropical regions.

How to grow Amphilophium Buccinatorium:

Plant Amphilophium Buccinatorium in moist, well-drained soil. Grow it in a sunny position. They are easy to prune. Since they are fast growers you might want to trim them shape. you can prune them in spring or summer after the flowers are done.

Propagate from seeds, semi-hardwood cuttings, or layering. Watch out for powdery mildew, aphids, or mealybug. In general, they are trouble-free.

 Distictis buccinatoria

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