(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.
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|
|Frost Tolerance||7 c|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Scientific Name||Petiopenta Natalensis|
|Sun Exposure||Partial shade|