Petiopenta natalensis
Petiopenta natalensis
Petiopenta natalensis
Petiopenta natalensis
Petiopenta natalensis
Petiopenta natalensis
Petiopenta natalensis
Petiopenta natalensis

Petiopenta natalensis

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)

Petopentia natalensis is a winter-dormant climbing plant with its origin in Eastern Cape. This fast-growing variety from the Asclepiadaceae family is known by its common name “Propeller vine”. Growing up to 8 m in height, P. natalensis is the single species in the monotypic Petopentia genus. Having a tuberous rootstock and shiny leaves, Propeller vines grow beautifully in any arrangement.

Growth Rate
Petopentia natalensis is a fantastic climbing plant with a fast growth rate.

Suitable for indoor settings, this variety is a must-have. Petopentia natalensis flower has a Brown to Maroon or White color. You can witness these lovely blooms in the early summer.

P. natalensis produces a huge tuber that is quite attractive above ground. It's quite efficient at holding water for a long time between waterings, due to its succulent tubers. During summers, frequent watering is required. Reduce or avoid watering in the winter months. Ensure not to overwater your Propeller vine.

Well-drained soil works the best for these plants. Ample airflow keeps them healthy.

Petopentia natalensis belongs to the hardiness zone of 9b to 11. It cannot tolerate temperatures less than 39.2° F (4° C).

These climbing plants prefer full sun to partial shade. They can thrive perfectly in homes and offices. Do not expose them to excessive direct light as it can lead to burns.

Propagation of Propeller vines can be done by seeds or cuttings.

Petopentia natalensis care is quite simple as these easy to grow plants are undemanding. With charming flowers and leaves, P. natalensis certainly adds to the home decor.

Blooming Season Late autumn to winter
Common Name Petiopenta
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Brown-maroon
Frost Tolerance 7 c
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 11
Height 8.5 inch
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Petiopenta Natalensis
Shape Tuberous rootstock
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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Summer M.

Beautiful plant. thank you very much!

Beautiful plant. thank you very much!

Tom M.

I received above and beyond service with t...

I received above and beyond service with this vendor. The original plant I ordered arrived with a broken vine. I contacted the seller for recommendations on whether it could be salvaged. There was no hesitation in them offering to send me a replacement and even wished me luck with my attempt to regraft the vine. Just a couple days later I received the replacement and it was packed to perfection. Unscathed and a beautiful specimen. Thanks CactiMarket

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Haadjee M.

Such a great shop. The original plant I bo...

Such a great shop. The original plant I bought was damaged in shipping despite the safe packaging. But the seller quickly replaced it with a beautiful, healthy plant that arrived in great condition. I have favorited this shop and will definitely be back. Thank you.

Marigold J.

Loved that my orders came in pots. Thank y...

Loved that my orders came in pots. Thank you.

Petiopenta natalensis

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request, and if your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge by request. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.