Tropicals forum: Trumpet vine containment

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Name: Tim
Fresno, California (Zone 9b)
Sep 5, 2017 8:52 AM CST
Hi guys, I know that I'll be advised to avoid the plant entirely, but I'm not inclined to heed those warnings :). I would, however, like to minimize the invasiveness of the beautiful vine. Should I just plant this in one of those 50 gallon tubs without dranage?
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
Sep 5, 2017 3:05 PM CST
You can plant it in a large pot/tub, but it must have drainage holes! If you are worried about the vine creeping through the holes, set it on pavers or something solid that the roots can't grow through, and keep an eye on it. I set all of my pots on pavers, in saucers, tile, etc. I don't want to try to move the pot and find out it has rooted to the ground.
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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Sep 6, 2017 5:54 AM CST
I agree
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.

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