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PlantFiles: Chalice Vine
Solandra longiflora

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solandra (so-LAN-druh) (Info)
Species: longiflora (lon-jee-FLO-ruh) (Info)

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive EmmaGrace On Dec 9, 2008, EmmaGrace from Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Information per member ‘Metrosideros’
The flowers of Solandra longiflora come out greenish-white and fade to yellow,
with a purple-brown venation inside.
The flowers get longer.
The leaves have purple petioles.

The flowers of Solandra maxima come out yellow and fade to a darker color, with purple stripes inside.
The flowers get wider.

Positive thegreenman66 On Nov 25, 2006, thegreenman66 from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

easy to grow, sporadic bloomer, not fragrant.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Glendale, Arizona
Clearwater, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Merritt Island, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Venice, Florida
Houston, Texas (2 reports)
Christiansted, Virgin Islands

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