The Flor-de-Jade (Strongylodon macrobotrys)is a tender perennial evergreen vine with green flowers in early Autumn. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. It has no drought tolerance.
Every single flower is around 8cm long, and the luminous bunch of flowers can hang as long as a metre from the vine.
Care and maintenance
The stigma must be physically damaged by a pollinator in order for the flowers to set fruit.
Strongylodon macrobotrys grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 6.5 (slightly acidic ranges from 6.1 to 6.5).
It has green leaves. They arein shape.
The plant prefers a sheltered situation.
Conservatory, greenhouse and tropical effect.
Propagation techniques include cuttings and seed.
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|Scientific classifications [Edit]|
|Specific epithet ?||macrobotrys|
|Jade Climber (Ireland), Jade Vine (Ireland), Emerald Creeper (Ireland), Flor-de-Jade (Ireland)|
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