Dwarf Yellow Allamanda
Dwarf Yellow Allamanda is a frost-tender, evergreen, tropical plant that is primarily grown as a climbing vine, but may also be pruned as a shrub. As a vine, it will grow rapidly to 20 inch. Features clusters of yellow, trumpet-shaped, single or double flowers with white throat markings and leathery, wavy-margined, obovate, light green leaves (4-6 long) that appear in whorls of 3-4 or in pairs along the stems. Blooms throughout the summer to first frost.
In temperate regions, allamanda may be grown outdoors in containers during the summer months and brought into a greenhouse or conservatory to over-winter. They require full sun and fertile, well-drained, acidic soil for best growth. Though somewhat drought tolerant, they look and grow best with evenly moist conditions. Best flowering in full sun. Best performance occurs in hot and humid climates where nighttime temperatures do not dip below 15 degrees
Grow as annual vine for porches, trellises, fences or through large shrubs. Container plant that can be overwintered indoors. In tropical areas, it is often grown as a hedge.
Plants with thin leaves need daily watering and ones with thick leaves need watering 3-4 times a week. This will also depend on the season. Generally during the blooming period, plants love a lot of water. Try keeping the soil moist. During winters it is better to cut back on watering.
Keep the plants in a well drained soil with a drainage hole at the bottom. This will help to avoid over watering. Take care as to not leave stagnant water on top of the soil. Fertilise the plant once in 2-3 weeks during its blooming period. Do not fertilise it in winters.