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Vietnamese Jello Plant

Tiliacora triandra

Family: Menispermaceae
Genus: Tiliacora
Species: triandra (TRY-an-dra) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Birmingham, Alabama

San Diego, California

Melbourne Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 18, 2017, Ted_B from Birmingham, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is one of several different tropical plants with foliage that contains a polysaccharide gum used as a thickening agent in soups and drinks, with some alleged benefits to health. Most commonly, the leaves are kneaded in water by hand until the gum and chlorophyll has been extracted. This is another tropical species that hasn't gained much attention in the west, but has longstanding ethnobotanical value in southeast Asia.

The plant itself is an attractive climber that succeeds in a warm, humid environment, and appears tolerant of at least partial sun. While it should be able to survive outdoors in appropriate zones, I've experienced no trouble in overwintering a container specimen indoors in a bright location.

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