When do Esperanza and TX Lantana leaf out in spring? I have Yellow Bells Esperanza (Tecoma stans) and TX Lantana (Orange/yellow.). Neither have started to leaf out and it is mid April. Are they dead?
With the below normal temperatures this past winter that nearly the entire United States experienced, it is possible your Esperanza and Lantana did not withstand the cold.
If your not seeing leafing out and the stems are brittle when you bend them, most likely your plants perished.
You are not alone, many of us are seeing loss of plants as spring arrives.
Here are links about both of you plants.
For three years in a row, I have had to replace all my esperanzas in the spring. I was told they were perennials.
When researching this plant, I came across many texans in forums who have had variable success in getting their esperanzas to overwinter successfully. Given the severe winter we have had, new growth has been slow to start on plants across the board. I would give your esperanza a little more time - it may start growing in late spring.
For more information on the care of esperanza plants, please visit the following link:
We planted an esperanza plant last year. At first we had some flowers and some pods, but as the plant got bigger and we pruned it, the flowers and pods disappeared even though the plant did flourish. At the end of the season, we cut the plant down hoping that it would flower this year but it keeps growing in abundance but not flowering and not producing pods. We fertilize but have not found the answer to what will make it flower. PLEASE HELP! Thank you in advance.
It is likely lacking in phosphorus, which it needs to bloom. Give it some bone meal to add some phosphorus to its soil.
We would like to get some Esperanza plants started in our yard. Where do we buy the seed? Thanks.
I would do a search for 'Esperanza seed"
You should be able to fine seed that can be shipped to you.
Why are the leaves on my esperanza plant turning brown and falling off? I am in Louisiana and have an esperanza plant. It is in full sun and I water regularly but the leaves are turning brown and falling off. Why is this happening?
Here is a link that should help you pinpoint the issue.
For Esperanzas, when I pull the pods off, do I let them dry out and then remove the seeds from inside to plant for next spring? I want to plant them in a new area in my yard, so do I let the pods dry out first before removing the seeds for planting next spring?
Yes, most people allow the pods to dry out some prior to collecting seeds. These articles should help too: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/harvesting-garden-seeds.htm
Has there been any success growing Esperanza in southwest Oklahoma? I've seen these in central Texas where it's more humid and not as cold as in my area of southwest Oklahoma but I haven't noticed any here. Do you know of anyone in Oklahoma having success trying to grow these? I would like to permanently plant them in my backyard without having to bring them inside every winter.
Esperanza are really only hardy to zone 8b.
It is unlikely that they would winter over in your zone.
Here is a few links for you.