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Argyreia Genus

 

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General Needs

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

Description

Argyreia genus. This genus consists of, evergreen twining climbers. The stems are twining and the leaves are broad. The flowers are produced in clusters. The fruits are red, yellow or purple and produced in berries.

Characteristics

Evergreens

Origin

Asia, Queensland in Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their showy flowers.

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 13C. You should plant in any fertile well drained soil, with full light. You will need to water freely when in full growth and sparingly at other times. Give support if it is needed, and thin out previous season's growth in spring.

Propagation

Propagation is by seed in the spring or by softwood or greenwood cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and aphids and whitefly may be troublesome.

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