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)

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 15, 2015, boppindon from Sarasota, FL wrote:

My plant was given to me by a neighbor that was moving in Oct.2014.
I took twenty cuttings when I moved it, and all lived. Two of the cuttingshave produced blooms, that were full size but only lasted two days.One cutting is starting to bloom now. The mother plant has four berrys.one is still green, three have turned white and now are turning brown.
I am learning as I go. Any help would be appreciated.

Positive

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

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

easy to grow, sporadic bloomer, not fragrant.