One of the most beautiful and sought after tropical vines, the jade vine is best known for its large, dangling flower clusters that are colored jade green.
A large, woody, tropical vine growing up to 40 feet. Its blooms are comprised of up to 75+ individual flowers, hanging from long stalks, with the clusters growing up to 2-3 feet. The flowers have an unusual and exotic jade-green-blue color, a color rarely seen in the plant kingdom.
Tropical to subtropical, will survive brief frosts. While not common, some individual specimens have been reported to survive (though damaged) brief temperature drops to as low as 20F. The plant generally needs a warmer winter to survive. They grow well in South Florida and specimens will survive with some protection, in Southern California.
Thrives in moist, humid environments but adapts well to more arid, subtropical areas as well. Provide regular water during the warm season. Grow in full or filtered sun. The vine has a reputation as being finicky and difficult to grow, but actually is not that difficult when the climate is suitable. Home gardeners seem to have the most trouble in cool winter areas. While hardy to brief temperature drops, the vine thrives in warmer weather and needs warmer winter temperatures to properly flower. Good for greenhouses.
Seeds and cuttings.
A prized ornamental, suitable for tropical and subtropical gardens, as well as greenhouse culture.
Native to the forests of the Philippines.