Also called cup-of-gold, chalice vine is a very large, hefty, thick-stemmed tropical liana with large shiny leaves and equally large bell shaped, golden yellow flowers. The thick and woody ropelike stems branch frequently and root at their nodes, and can run for more than 30-40', clinging with aerial rootlets and scrambling over everything in their way. The evergreen leaves are large and leathery, about 6" long. The vine blooms intermittently through the year, but most heavily in the winter dry season. The impressive flowers are immense cup-shaped blooms that explode open from giant flower buds that resemble alien pods. The flowers open creamy white with purple veins but quickly turn deep golden yellow as they age. They emit a sweet, delicate perfume.
Solandra is a fast growing vine that thrives in most any well-drained soil. It tolerates severe pruning and blooms on new growth, so it can be cut back at any time of year. This is a heavy vine, and it requires a very sturdy support. It is most often grown on large pergolas or trellises, or trained to grow up the side of a house where the spectacular flowers can spill down the walls over windows and doorways. Tolerant of salt spray and salty soils, this vine is excellent for seaside gardens. Full sun is best.
This is a large, rampant grower which requires plenty of space and a strong support, so judicious placement in the garden is a must.
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