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Macfadyena Genus

Cat's claw vine

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Macfadyena genus (Cat's claw vine). There are about 3 or 4 evergreen species of climbing plants, there leaves have 2 opposite leaflets with terminal claw-like tendrils, The flowers are showy and trumpet-shaped they are produced in an abundance in the spring and summer. They are Frost tender, with a temp of min 5C. Grow in any fertile, well drained soil, with full light. You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Characteristics

Evergreens

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their foxglove-like flowers.

Cultivation

These plants will prefer frost-free areas with full sun and a moist, well-drained soil, you will need to protect them from cold winds, You can propagate from seed or cuttings or by layering. Provide support for stems. Thin out crowded shoots after flowering or in spring.

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites and mealy bugs could cause damage to the plants under glass.

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