Also known as the Pipe Vine, this woody, twining vine species is native to Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Peru, where it can be found growing at an elevation of some 1,000m from sea level. While this species produces unusual apetalous stinky flowers, it is often appreciated for its ornamental, heart-shaped leaves, which are dark green coloured with prominent pale yellow veins.
The biggest requirement of Pipe Vine is plenty of water, therefore prevent the soil from drying out completely when caring for them, especially when grown in containers. Prune as needed to keep the plant in control and pinch the young growth to promote bushier plant. It tolerates full sun and partial shade.
Light: Place the plant in a well-ventilated area whereby it can receive more than 6 hours of bright (preferably indirect) sunlight daily.
Water: Once or twice a day, water the plants thoroughly till excess water drains out of the pot. Do not allow the potting substrate to dry out completely.
Temperature: Plant tolerates temperatures from 26-32°C.
Fertilizer: To boost plant's overall health, feed it with a diluted concentration of water-soluble, balanced fertilizer that contains equal amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (e.g. N-P-K: 15-15-15) once every two weeks. Otherwise, a slow-release fertilizer (e.g. Osmocote) can be incorporated into the potting media, and to be replenished after about 2-3 months. Do follow the recommended dosage indicated on the fertilizer’s application instructions.
*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual product may vary as each individual plant has its own appearance (colours, form and size), and pot colour may differ from photo. Plant may not be in a blooming state at the point of sale.