Thevetia thevetioides



Plant of the Month


Thevetia thevetioides


Thevetia thevetioides

Common Name: Giant Thevetia

Growth Habit: This is an evergreen shrub that can grow to 15 feet tall and wide. It can be pruned into a small tree.

Cultural Requirements: The Giant Thevetia prefers sun, has medium water requirements, and winter hardy to about 28 degrees Fahrenheit.

Features/Uses: Bright yellow funnel-shaped flowers make this plant a show piece and a great addition to a tropical setting. All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. It attracts birds, bees, and butterflies.

Bloom Time: Summer to fall

Where in the Garden: Central America





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