Small white flowers with a ring of mauve around the center adorn this dark green attractive vine. Although a passion vine, the leaves are similar to a cucumber plant complete with velcro-like stickiness! Unripe fruit is poisonous but very beautiful: dark purple outside and bright red seeds.
Subgenus: Decaloba, Section: Pseudodysosmia. Food plant for Longwing butterflies Heleconius charithonia and Dione moneta.
Light: Full sun, part shade. There will be less flowers in part shade.
Soil: A wide range of soil, but it must be well-drained.
Fertilizer: A slow-release, bloom-booster type fertilizer is appreciated, but beware of using a fertilizer with too much nitrogen as it may push leaves at the expense of flowers.
Hardiness: Zone 11.
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