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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilFertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Description

Strongylodon genus. This genus consists of about 20 species of vigorous evergreen shrubs or woody-stemmed vines, which bears long racemes of pea-shaped flowers, which are either blue, blue-green, red or orange. They have tripalmate leaves with lance-shaped or rounded leaflets. They are frost tender, min 18C and will need humus-rich, moist but well drained soil with partial shade in the summer.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

S.E.Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their large, claw-like flowers.

Cultivation

These are frost-tender plants they prefer full sun or partial-shade with fertile, humus-rich soil. You can propagate from seeds, or by rooting stem sections or by air layering. Provide support. If necessary thin crowded stems in spring.

Propagation

Seed or stem cuttings in summer or by layering in spring.

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