Tropicals forum: Strictocardia Campanulata

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Name: Sally
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Sossman
Mar 12, 2012 11:38 AM CST
Does anyone have any information about growing these vines? I bought one on impulse today and can't find too much information about it. Smiling
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 12, 2012 11:49 AM CST
Do not let it out of its pot, is all I can say. It will take over the world. Mine grew appr. 3 ft a day in the summer months.
Beautiful, but VERY vigorous!
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 12, 2012 11:51 AM CST
And the correct name is Stictocardia (without the r) which is probably why you had a hard time finding it. I have it in the database as S. beraviensis, which is its name, the S. campanulata is a synonym.
Name: Sally
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Sossman
Mar 12, 2012 1:51 PM CST
Awesome!!! Thank you so much!!!! Smiling "Something that takes over the world..." That's just what I need for up by the wood line. I have an area of dead trees/branches and none of the vines I have planted up there have ever thrived and covered that spot. Maybe this baby will do it for me! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Dutchlady1
Mar 12, 2012 1:55 PM CST
Just make sure it doesn't take over your house, your car, etc. in the process! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Sally
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Sossman
Mar 12, 2012 2:26 PM CST
Hilarious! It's no where near any structure so I have no fear about that. The only thing I can't find on any of my searches is if this vine is deer resistant. I'm hoping so because I have just planted it out by the wood line.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 12, 2012 6:19 PM CST
It is a relative of the Morning Glory so that should tell you enough.
Toptropicals says: 'super-fast growing, can cover a fence, trellis, arbor or any unwanted views within a few weeks to a couple months.'
Name: Sally
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Sossman
Mar 13, 2012 5:27 AM CST
Great! Thank you. Smiling
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GordonHawk
Mar 13, 2012 10:42 PM CST
Well... good luck with it. someone in HI said there you don't want to stand still near it.. as you'll rapidly be captured and climbed upon.. I grew Stictocardia beraviensis... it grew well here on the roof up about 12' on a trellis..but never flowered.. we do have a short season.. my seedlings are starting to sprout now after a week or so
the other thing I noticed is it seemed to prefer to grow to the shadey side.. it would grow up a trellis and hang it's leaves away from the sun... unusual for a morning glory kin..
what did it look like when you bought it.[how was it growing... size wise]...and what was it's cost there in FL
God... the roof door was open.. and I got the first mosquito of the season on my arm while writing this.. pooooo
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 14, 2012 5:24 AM CST
I think I paid $ 16 or so for a 3 gal. pot with a small trellis in it. I agree about the 'don't stand still near it' Blinking
Name: Sally
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Sossman
Mar 14, 2012 5:49 AM CST
My brother and I have marked the trellis and watch hourly to see if it has grown. So far (two days in the ground) it has grown about the height of a flower bud. Rolling on the floor laughing We're waiting. I paid $10.00 for mine in a one gallon pot. It was absolutely stunning, just covered in blossoms and buds. So far it has not shown any sign of wilt after being transplanted so I guess it must be a very hardy plant. Mine is planted along the wood line, right up against the woods. The sun comes up behind the woods so it's in shade most of the morning and only gets full sun in the afternoon. What I have been reading about it says that it will thrive and flower well in full shade, part shade and full sun. If planted in the shade, the leaves are supposed to get large. I'd like that as even when it's not in flower, the green leaves will help fill in that bare area and provide nice, cool interest. Smiling
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GordonHawk
Mar 14, 2012 6:30 AM CST
Sally...well.. if it was in flower in a 1 gal pot.. it's not the season length that's a problem...for me... wonder what it is... surley I gave it enough food .. and it was so strong.. the stalk of the vine was as big around as my thumb...
Hetty... nice sized plant.. I'd like to start that big... I guess it could have been quite old if it was so big... that could surely help my season length...
I did have another problem with it... I planted seeds from two sources... the seeds I got from Jean -Jacques the botanist that lives on Reunion Island.. grew up to be the big vine I mentioned... the other an e-bay stictocardia looked the same for the first few weeks... but never sent out a climbing shoot.. it sat there 5' further down the fence from the other [ same water.. food... sun and exposure ] .. and never got above a foot tall.. all season long... it had the big strong looking leaves as the other .. but all year never left the ground.. just a little bush..
So if they bloom so small... I've got to dig out some GA-3 or some other exotic flowering addatives... I can only imagine they were induced chemically...
I've got a few planted.. only one has come up the first two weeks.. so maybe out of them all.. I'll put one in a shadyer spot.. Thanks
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Sossman
Mar 14, 2012 2:23 PM CST
OK, just so we all know where I started out at.....here is my plant today. I'll post another picture when it has grown a bit. Smiling


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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 14, 2012 2:49 PM CST
you mean, like, tomorrow? Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sossman
Mar 14, 2012 4:18 PM CST
Uh huh....it's grown one inch since I put it in the ground! Hilarious!
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Sossman
Mar 14, 2012 5:53 PM CST
My brother scared the tar out of me today. There I was, doing my good girl duty by mowing the lawn. I pointed out the plant to my brother and motioned to him that it had grown a little bit. I continued mowing the back lawn as he went out to check the plant. As he got out there, he suddenly grabbed his leg and yelled. I turned to look at him and yelled, "Are you ok?? Did you hurt yourself?" (He has a bad knee). The *bleep* man said, "Sal!! The plant reached out and grabbed me!! I thought it was going to drag me into the woods!! I barely got away!!" Needless to say, my brother will be cooking his own supper for the near future. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Sally
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Sossman
Apr 6, 2012 11:08 AM CST
Not even a full month has gone by and yes, it is attempting to take over the world!! At least that part of my world that I want it to take over! Hilarious!

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Name: Sally
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Sossman
Sep 20, 2012 4:18 AM CST
The vine has now completely covered the area that I had hoped it would. It's probably at least 20' up the tree. Unfortunately, even though it is growing vigorously and looks very healthy, it has not produced any more flowers. What a disappointment! Confused
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GordonHawk
Sep 20, 2012 5:53 AM CST
WOW..and such a good start you had with it...maybe it needs to be root bound.. it has been quite the mystery for me also...I tried a few new vines this year.. the wonga wonga vine has yet to bloom also..... and I've found a faster.. more robust grower this year.. my argentine pink trumpet vine... has proven to be twice the grower and with abundant flowers already from a 10" bare rooted plant in the spring.. lots of sprouts over 20' long.. and a mass of growth...voted the best grower 2012Thumb of 2012-09-20/GordonHawk/0cac9e
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Name: Sally
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Sossman
Sep 20, 2012 9:31 AM CST
Oh that's pretty! I might have to see if I can find that one. Smiling On another note, not one of my many vines along the woodline have done much blooming for me. It's really weird. Confused

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