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Jacquemontia Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

Jacquemontia genus. The plants in this genus are often evergreen twining climber, grown for their flowers. There are altogether 120 species. They are frost tender, min 16-18C. Grow in any well drained soil that is suitable with full light. Propagation is by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer. Watch out for red spider mite and whitefly that may cause a problem.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

S.America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

Provide support and thin out by cutting back old stems to ground level in spring.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and whitefly may cause problems.

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