Sandpaper Vine: Nature's Color-Changing Marvel
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Introducing the Sandpaper Vine, a stunning botanical wonder that graces your surroundings with its exceptional blooming pattern and vibrant presence. This extraordinary tree boasts an unusual flowering cycle, with each blossom transitioning from purple to green over the course of a month, creating a captivating visual display. The Sandpaper Vine blooms numerous times throughout the year, illuminating the sky with its resplendent flowers. Even without intensive care, it generously produces blooms every 2-3 months, and with a little extra attention, you can enjoy more than four flowering cycles annually.
These exquisite flowers are not only visually pleasing but also hardy and heat-resistant, forming long chains of cool blue-purple blossoms. Whether adorning an arch or cascading from a trellis, the Sandpaper Vine's enduring flowers add a touch of elegance to any landscape. This variety is remarkably low-maintenance, being impervious to pests and diseases. With its robust and rapid climbing growth, it maintains its lush greenery year-round, forming beautiful clusters as it matures. As the years go by, this Sandpaper Vine variety only becomes more prolific in its blooming, making it a perfect choice for those with limited garden space. If you're enamored with the color purple, the Sandpaper Vine is your perfect pick.
Classifications and Characteristics:
- Plant Division: Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
- Plant Growth Form: Climber, Vine & Liana, Shrub
- Lifespan (in Singapore): Perennial
- Mode of Nutrition: Autotrophic
- Native Distribution: Tropical America
- Native Habitat: Terrestrial
- Local Conservation Status: Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
Description and Ethnobotany:
- Growth Form: A woody climber, it twines and can reach up to 6m in height with support or forms a shrub when unsupported.
- Foliage: Evergreen leaves are simple, arranged in whorls, and have ovate-elliptic to elliptical shapes. The upper leaf surface is textured.
- Flowers: The star-shaped flowers are borne on arching racemes, up to 30cm long. They range from pale blue to violet and feature slender calyx lobes of a lighter shade. The calyx persists on the plant after the flowers drop, gradually turning brown.
- Desirable Plant Features: Ornamental Flowers
- Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance: Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
- Landscape Uses: Parks & Gardens, Trellis / Arbour / Pergola
Plant Care and Propagation:
- Light Preference: Semi-Shade, Full Sun
- Water Preference: Moderate Water
- Plant Growth Rate: Moderate
- Foliage Retention: Evergreen
- Mature Foliage Colour(s): Green
- Mature Foliage Texture(s): Rough
- Flower Colour(s): Purple, Blue
- Flower Grouping: Cluster / Inflorescence
- Flower Location: Terminal
Elevate your garden with the Sandpaper Vine and witness nature's remarkable artistry in full bloom.
Extra Large >7cm
Suitable For Singapore Climate
Easy to grow
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