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Aeschynanthus marmoratus

Zebra basket vine

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Features

  • BloomsJune to December
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.75m to 1m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing or Mound
  • Flower ColourGreen, yellow
  • Leaf ColourLight green red

Description

Aeschynanthus marmoratus (Zebra basket vine). This species is a semi-trailing perennial. The leaves are oval shaped and about 9cm long; they are light green with dark marbling and red beneath. The single flowers are yellow to green with dark red to brown throats.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Vine

Origin

Burma, Thailand, Malaysia

Interest and use

Grown for their mounding habit and for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilSandy, Loamy
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Water sparingly in low temperatures. They are frost tender and they will need a fairly humid atmosphere and a position out of direct sunlight.

Propagation

Propagation is by tip cuttings in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids may infest young growth

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