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Solandra Genus

Chalice vine

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General Needs

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

Description

Solandra genus (Chalice vine). This genus consists of about 8 species of evergreen, woody stemmed, scrambling climbers. They are grown for their popular fragrant, large, trumpet-shaped flowers. The leaves are glossy and leathery.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

Mexico, West Indies

Interest and use

Grown for their large, trumpet-shaped flowers.

Cultivation

These plants need a warm climate to thrive, they are susceptible to frost. Grow in a warmed greenhouse in cold area otherwise plant outdoors in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Tie to supports. Thin out crowded stems after flowering.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects under glass could become a problem.

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