Tropicals forum: Camptosema grandiflora

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Dec 20, 2011 9:44 AM CST
Sometimes called the miniature red jade vine, C. grandiflora is blooming now. Not as impressive as Mucuna, but more cold hardy and nice to see the abundant flowers in December and January.


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Dec 20, 2011 3:06 PM CST
That's a very nice looking vine. I tried to check it out but there seems to be very little information on climate/culture requirements.

Dec 20, 2011 6:11 PM CST
Grows vigorously, comes from Brazil but is pretty cold hardy considering. It will be taken down by frost but comes back from the roots bigger and better. Flowers in the winter. Very easy to grow.
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Name: Evan
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Dec 20, 2011 6:53 PM CST

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Syn. of Camptosema spectabile.
Unable to find culture of spectabile also.
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Dec 21, 2011 11:49 AM CST
Saw you other pictures posted. Everytime I see this it makes me want to give it a try!
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