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Care of the plant Solandra maxima or Cup of gold vine

Care of the plant Solandra maxima or Cup of gold vine

The genus Solandra, family Solanaceae, includes 10 species of climbing plants native to Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. Some species are: Solandra maxima, Solandra grandiflora, Solandra boliviana, Solandra longiflora.

Common names: Cup of gold vine, Golden chalice vine, Hawaiian lily. This species is native to Mexico and Central America.

They are fast-growing climbing shrubs that reach 10 meters in height. They have large dark green leaves and elliptical or oval shape. The spectacular golden yellow stumpy flowers with purple veins are 20 cm in diameter and produce a pleasant scent at night. They bloom in winter; in warm climates they can flourish in other seasons.

These climbing plants are used to cover fences, walls or pergolas.

Solandra maxima can grow in full sun or semi-shade exposure. They resist occasional and light frosts.

They grow in any type of soil that has good drainage.

Water moderately in spring and summer (once a week); they are drought resistant plants. In winter reduce watering; It must be borne in mind that the higher the humidity the plant produces more leaves than flowers.

They can be pruned after flowering to control their growth.

Fertilize with compost or manure in fall and with mineral fertilizer during flowering.

They are propagated from cuttings in summer.

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Solandra maxima
Solandra maxima
Solandra maxima
Solandra maxima
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