Cryptostegia Grandiflora 15 Seeds, Flowering Rubber Vine Climbing Shrub

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Cryptostegia grandiflora
Also known as: Rubber vine

Here is a robust woody-perennial evergreen vine or shrub that is native to south-west Madagascar. In the past, this species has been utilized and occasionally cultivated, for the fiber and latex that can be obtained from the stems. The plant is often grown as an ornamental in tropical areas, valued especially for its large and showy flowers. They range from purplish-pink to whitish in color, 4-6 cm long and 5-9 cm wide. They are funnel-shaped and have five broad petals that are partially fused. These flowers are borne on short thick stalks and occur in small clusters (usually 6-12 flowers) at the ends of the branches. Flowering occurs mainly during summer but can bloom throughout the year. Its fruit (10-15 cm long and 2-4.5 cm wide) are produced in divergent pairs and contain numerous seeds topped with a silky tuft of white hairs. The stems are greyish-brown in color with warty spots and contain a milky sap. The thick and leathery leaves are oppositely arranged along the stems, with dark green and glossy upper surfaces. Without support it grows into a multi-branched shrub 1-3 m tall, but as a climber it can reach a height of up to 30 m when growing over tall vegetation.
It prefers full sun to partial shade. USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 12.
**extremely toxic to all livestock & humans, caution is advised.

This offer is for 15 seeds.