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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.
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It looks best in Autumn.



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 are ovate in shape.


The plant prefers a sheltered situation.


Conservatory, greenhouse and tropical effect.


Propagation techniques include cuttings and seed.



5°C / 41F 5.5 to 6.5
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Family Papilionaceae
Genus ? Strongylodon
Specific epithet ? macrobotrys
Common names
Jade Climber (Ireland), Jade Vine (Ireland), Emerald Creeper (Ireland), Flor-de-Jade (Ireland)
User notes have orange headings. All other information is made up from editing attributes. IPNI details on Strongylodon macrobotrys
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    • When watering, always water the base of the plant. If you water the leaves most of it will just evaporate. Also, just water once a week so that the ground is soaked. This helps roots grow down into the ground, otherwise you will end up with shallow roots.
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