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Care of the plant Podranea ricasoliana or Pink trumpet vine.

Care of the plant Podranea ricasoliana or Pink trumpet vine

The genus Podranea, family Bignoniaceae, comprises 2 species: Podranea ricasoliana and Podranea brycei.

Common names: Pink trumpet vine, Port St Johns creeper, Port St Johns klimop. This species is native to South Africa.

They are fast-growing climbing shrubs that reach 10 meters in height. They have opposite leaves, dark green in color and slightly serrated on the margin. The showy trumpet-shaped flowers are pink. Blooms in abundance during the summer and fall.

They are used to cover walls, fences, pergolas or to climb around a tree; They need supports to climb.

Podranea ricasoliana can grow in full sun or semi-shade exposures. They do not resist temperatures lower than 5 ºC.

They can grow in any type of soil that contains organic matter and drains well.

Water regularly waiting until the substrate is almost dry; decrease watering in winter.

They only need pruning every 3 years and it's done at the end of the flowering period.

Fertilize in the fall with compost.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases.

They are propagated by cuttings, by layering or from seeds sown in spring.

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Podranea ricasoliana
Podranea ricasoliana
Podranea ricasoliana
Podranea ricasoliana
Podranea ricasoliana
 

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