Texas stan (Tecoma stans) is a flowering perennial shrub with a number of common names, including Yellow Elderberry, Esperanza and Yellow Bells. Native to west Texas and Mexico, Texas stan reaches a height of 3 to 4 feet and blooms from spring until fall. The golden, bell-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies into the garden. Texas stan is almost maintenance-free, hardy in USDA zones 9 through 11 and can be successfully grown in containers.
Plant or position your Texas stan in a place that receives direct sun all day.
Water the Texas stan when the soil is almost completely dry; drench it completely and allow it to dry again before watering.
Fertilize the container-grown Texas stan with 20-20-20 liquid fertilizer, diluted to half the strength recommended on the label, every other week. For plants grown in the garden, fertilize every four weeks.
Cut off the seed pod clusters as they appear. This will prevent the plant from going to seed, thus producing more flowers.