PlantsMatelea→Matelea (Matelea cyclophylla)

Also sold as:
Gonolobus cyclophyllus

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 2 - 6 feet
Plant Spread: Corky caudex can grow 6 - 12 inches in diameter.
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Loses leaves and goes dormant in colder months and should be kept dry during this time, water just enough to prevent roots from dying.
Fruit: Other: Horn like pods.
Flowers: Showy
Malodorous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Deep maroon-burgundy but green forms also occur.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Caudex
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Pollinators: Flies
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: TexasDate: 2014-11-06Approximately 4 Month Old Seedlings.
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Location: TexasDate: 2015-09-14Sown July 2014
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Location: TexasDate: 2015-09-14
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Location: TexasDate: 2015-09-12
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Matelea by jillrosenast Jul 28, 2018 7:58 AM 21
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What other houseplants do you grow 4 by boojum May 27, 2013 7:06 PM 291
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