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Plant Care Instructions By Ellen Goff

This tropical broad leaf evergreen climber has a woody, shrubby habit when young. It has been described as a rampant grower -- reaching 35 ft. in height and 25 ft. across at maturity. Fragrant, sweet scented flowers bloom over several days. If grown north of tropical zones, plant in a container and bring inside to a sunny location in the winter.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones :
USDA Zones : 10b, 11, 12
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Plant

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.
    2. Water

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.
    3. Prune

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.
    4. Protect

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.
    February
    1. Plant

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.
    2. Water

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.
    3. Prune

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.
    4. Protect

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.
    March
    1. Plant

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.
    2. Fertilize

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.
    3. Water

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.
    4. Prune

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.
    5. Protect

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.
    April
    1. Plant

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.
    2. Fertilize

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.
    3. Water

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.
    4. Prune

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.
    5. Protect

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.
    May
    1. Plant

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.
    2. Fertilize

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.
    3. Water

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.
    4. Prune

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.
    5. Propagate

    Propagate from softwood cuttings or layering.
    June
    1. Plant

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.
    2. Fertilize

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.
    3. Water

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.
    4. Prune

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.
    5. Propagate

    Propagate from softwood cuttings or layering.
    July
    1. Plant

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.
    2. Fertilize

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.
    3. Water

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.
    4. Prune

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.
    August
    1. Plant

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.
    2. Fertilize

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.
    3. Water

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.
    4. Prune

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.
    September
    1. Plant

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.
    2. Fertilize

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.
    3. Water

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.
    4. Prune

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.
    October
    1. Plant

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.
    2. Water

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.
    3. Prune

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.
    4. Protect

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.
    November
    1. Plant

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.
    2. Water

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.
    3. Prune

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.
    4. Protect

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.
    December
    1. Plant

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.
    2. Water

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.
    3. Prune

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.
    4. Protect

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.
  • Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    January

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.

    February

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.

    March

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.

    April

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.

    May

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.

    June

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.

    July

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.

    August

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.

    September

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.

    October

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.

    November

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.

    December

    Plant where the plant receives morning sun with protection from the afternoon heat.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    March

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.

    April

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.

    May

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.

    June

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.

    July

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.

    August

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.

    September

    Prefering poor soil, fertilize this plant sparingly with a balanced tropical plant, lest you encourage more foliage than flowers.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.

    February

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.

    March

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.

    April

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.

    May

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.

    June

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.

    July

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.

    August

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.

    September

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.

    October

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.

    November

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.

    December

    Maintain in well-drained, moist soil.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    January

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.

    February

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.

    March

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.

    April

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.

    May

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.

    June

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.

    July

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.

    August

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.

    September

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.

    October

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.

    November

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.

    December

    No special pruning required - just enough to keep in bounds as desired.

    Protect

    When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

    January

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.

    February

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.

    March

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.

    April

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.

    October

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.

    November

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.

    December

    Protect from cold if temperatures drop into the 40's.

    Propagate

    When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

    May

    Propagate from softwood cuttings or layering.

    June

    Propagate from softwood cuttings or layering.

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