(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 an excellent climbing plant in culture as it stands the extremes of heat and cold better than most plants, it can quickly become overwhelming, it is better to install support for stems that can reach 7 meters, and when in bloom it is a very interesting plant.
Growth rate: Although the vines can reach lengths of 15 m in the wild, cultivated plants generally extend 1,5-2 m, twisting around supports to which they cling or hanging down in attractive cascades from suspended pots.
Exposition: This species prefers bright light, but will tolerate much less. Outside half shade to shade
Hardiness: The optimal temperature is 10-30°C. Minimum temperature: 4 ° C.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late autumn to winter|
|Frost Tolerance||7 c|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Scientific Name||Petiopenta Natalensis|
|Sun Exposure||Partial shade|