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Red Jade Vine

Mucuna bennetti

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mucuna (myoo-KOO-nuh) (Info)
Species: bennetti

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Veined

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

,

Huntington Beach, California

Deland, Florida

Mulberry, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Titusville, Florida

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 4, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A large-growing tropical liana from New Guinea. In autumn, it produces spectacular hanging chains of orangey-red flowers that can reach 3' long. The woody vines can climb to 100'.

Needs hot summers to bloom well. Needs its roots shaded. Needs plenty of water in summer.

The name Mucuna bennettii is commonly misapplied to the plant by the horticultural industry. The correct name is Mucuna novo-guineensis.

http://www.ntbg.org/plants/plant_details.php?plantid=7747&ri...

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On Sep 18, 2013, jungles from nairobi,
Kenya wrote:

can anyone expand on the preparation of woody stem cuttings for this plant, perhaps a foto of the prepared cutting? I have tried everything with no success. 2 hints I have been given were to leave as long a piece of vine as possible for the top node, since this dies back from the tip and the trick is to get the nodes to shoot before the dieback gets there, the other was to slit the rooting node to encourage callousing. Still can't make it work!

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