On Sep 12, 2010, leita from Rockport, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
I love this vine. I snipped a piece off one growing in the garden where my husband and I were married a couple years ago. I put the snip in a pot and it grew slowly until a wicked frost killed it. There was a seed on the stem so I plucked it off, pushed it in the pot and forgot about it. A few months after mama plant died the seed started growing! At first was a slow grower, taking a few months to grow just a couple feet. Today, about five months after transplanting from pot to under an oak tree, it has wound its way up to the top and trying to reach for the tree next door. No flowers yet, but based on what I've read it should be blooming next year. I can't wait. :)
On Feb 27, 2009, giftgas from Everson, WA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Challenging to grow indoors, but it is possible. I grew this when I lived in Guam, and it was a fantastic and easy to grow plant in that environment.
The seeds of this plant contain the highest concentrations of LSA of any plant out there. If you're thinking about trying to purchase some of these seeds for recreational purposes, I would NOT recommend it. Just because a drug is obtained from an organic source, doesn't mean that it's safe. You can loose your mind FOREVER, or DIE if you abuse this plant.
On Aug 18, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:
I know only one plant of this species growing here in Rio de Janeiro. It looks great, with contrasting green/silver leaves, veined leaves. The flowers are a plus, but not really the main feature to me.
The cylindrical root oozes active latex when cut. In Ayurvedic (Hindu) medicine, the plant is deemed a valuable general antiseptic. The leaves are used in native medicine as poultices, &c. The roots and seeds of have been used as a support of the nervous system, a geriatric tonic and mild aphrodisiac (probably due to the lysergic acid). The whole plant is reported to have purifying properties. It is also taken to help maintain healthy joints.
On Dec 17, 2002, Chamma from Tennille, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:
Arygeria nervosa, from India, grows to over 25 feet. The foot-wide dark green leaves are white underneath. The floweeers look much like other impomoea species. The vine is beautiful to grow just for the leaves --look very tropical.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Scottsdale, Arizona Pembroke Pines, Florida Columbia, South Carolina Aransas Pass, Texas Plano, Texas