Madhumalti Flower Plant…
Gosh this flowering creeper plant bring backs so many sweet memories.
I still remember back when I was a kid,
During summer vacations I used to go to my village and welcomed by these cute little reddish flower plants being used as a fence.
There was no concept of smartphone those days, otherwise my Instagram would be flooded with these beautiful flowers.
But the memories of me plucking the flowers and sucking the juice out of its tiny needle like thing is still alive.
Enough of the flashbacks…
If you are looking for an ornamental plant which demands very less maintenance, you can’t go wrong with Madhumalti flower plant.
Madhumalti Bel (vine) can be guided along the fence or allowed to grow around the main gate to welcome yourself with the sweet fragrance of it.
Toady, I will tell you how you can grow Madhumalti or Rangoon Creeper Plant and take care of them for proper growth and flowering.
How To Grow Madhumalti (Rangoon Creeper)
Rangoon creeper is considered as one of the easiest plants to grow and once it settles itself then it would hardly need any maintenance and care.
Although, as it is a creeper plant it would require some support to grow freely.
You can consider these trellis for your plant support from amazon:
The most amazing part about growing Madhumalti (Chinese honeysuckle) is that its flower keeps on changing color. It starts with white colored flower then shifts to pinkish white and finally settles with red.
Flowering Season of Madhumalti (Rangoon Creeper)
Madhumalti plant is a perennial flowering plants which means that it blooms every year.
Its flowering season is usually during time when the temperature is a bit warm.
So, In India it blooms from March – May and then again in August – November.
You can start growing it from the end of February or early march when there is no danger of frost and the sun shows up daily.
How to Grow Madhumalti Bel (Vine) From Cutting
This flowering creeper plant is best grown from cutting method, as it doesn’t produce seeds.
Madhumalti is very easy to grow in either pots or directly on the ground, and can be easily grown in any type of soil, but to be on the safe side I recommend you to go with this amazing potting soil when growing it in pots as you are providing it an artificial environment.
What Things Will You Require To Grow Rangoon Creeper?
- Scissor (to get the cutting)
- Potting Soil
- Flat Tray (the cutting will be planted in it first.)
- Trowel (to transfer potting soil)
- Container (Pot – the final container in which the plant will grow)
Tips to get the best cuttings for growing Rangoon Creeper
- It should be healthy and greener in color which implies that it will have adequate water content.
- The size of the cutting should be 3-4 inches long, and should not have any flower buds.
- Although, it should have 2-3 leaves on it.
Now fill the tray with potting mix and water it evenly such that the soil is moist.
Now insert the cutting inside this soil, leaving 2 leaf nodes outside the soil and one buried in it.
Water it again lightly.
And keep it in a location where it receives partial sunlight for 3-4 hours.
If both the leaves drop, then I am sorry to tell you that, this cutting will not be able to produce roots and you will need to replace it with another cutting.
I hope you don’t have to go through this and surely, if you follow everything correctly you won’t face any problem.
Keep watering it with light showers in the root for proper growth.
How Long Will It Take the Cuttings to Develop Roots?
If everything goes well, then it usually takes 25-30 days for the cutting to develop enough strong root system to be transplanted into the final container.
Just make sure during the process of growing root, if the cutting produces any flower bud, remove it as soon as you see it.
Madhumalti Plant Care Tips – How do you care for Madhumalti?
Madhumalti is quite a low maintenance flowering creeper plant and won’t require much effort from you to thrive well.
Although you should keep these things in mind to care for Madhumalti plant.
As Madhumalti Bel blooms during summer season, it requires a lot of water intake.
So, you might need to water it twice a day daily.
Morning and Evening are the best time to water plants, as Sun don’t suck up most of the water.
Rangoon Creeper loves sunlight and will flower the best in Sunlight.
So, if you are having questions like:
Why my Rangoon Creeper (Madhumalti) is not flowering?
Consider moving them to a spot where they can receive direct sunlight.
Although make sure the spot is under partial shade during Afternoon as the harsh afternoon light can damage the plant.
If you are growing Madhumalti bel in a pot then make sure the potting soil is fast draining & has enough coco peat in it.
Which will ensure that moisture is retained for a longer time, otherwise you will have to water it even more frequently.
You can also add mulch on top of the soil to stop excessive evaporation of water.
Don’t Go Crazy with Fertilizers:
Madhumalti plant is not a heavy feeder and won’t require much fertilizing.
So, you can just add a bit of cow dung once in 2 months and it will be just happy with that.
or if you are a lazy bum and keeps forgetting about adding fertilizer get these amazing Greenstix and just insert it inside the soil and it will take care of the rest.
I hope this simple easy to follow guide will help you to grow Rangoon creeper plant at home and beautify your surroundings.
Still if you have any doubts and facing some problem with your Madhumalti then make sure to comment down below and I will be more than happy to solve it.