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Macfadyena unguis-cati

Cat's claw vine

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height8m to 10m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourBright yellow

Description

Macfadyena unguis-cati (Cat's claw vine). This is a beautiful evergreen vine, which is grown for its large bright yellow flowers which are a flattened trumpet-shaped and which are borne in profusion in late spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen

Other common names

Anikab, Mano de Lagarija

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Conservatory

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Needs

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

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.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or cuttings or by layering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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