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Height: 40 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Zimbabwe Creeper
A stunning twining vine that produces admirable glossy green foliage and large beautiful pink trumpet flowers all season long; water during dry spells; must have strong support because vines can become quite large, prune to maintain size
Features & Attributes
Queen Of Sheba Vine features showy clusters of fragrant pink trumpet-shaped flowers with creamy white throats and a hot pink ring at the ends of the branches from early spring to late fall. Its glossy pointy compound leaves remain green in color throughout the year.
This is a multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Queen Of Sheba Vine can be expected to grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A TROPICAL PLANT AND SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --