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Cardiospermum Genus

Heart seed

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General Needs

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

Description

Cardiospermum genus (Heart seed). These are herbaceous or deciduous, or evergreen shrubby climbers, which are fast growing, The foliage is soft green, the flowers are small and white. They are mainly grown for their attractive fruits.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens

Origin

Africa, N&S. America

Interest and use

Grown for their attractive fruits. It is useful for covering bushes or trellises.

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 5C and will grow in full light and in any soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds in the spring.

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