Chalice Vine
Solandra guttata

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solandra (so-LAN-druh) (Info)
Species: guttata (goo-TAH-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By simple layering

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Big Pine Key, Florida

Englewood, Florida

Fort Pierce, Florida

Venice, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Corpus Christi, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 3, 2010, laughingwillow from Englewood, FL wrote:

Large gorgeous unusual flowers on an easy to care for vine. Fragrance is subtle but makes a great cut flower, lasts for several days as it turns white to gold. The flower looks like a large alien pod before it opens. Just brought a closed one inside and watched it pop open about an hour later- amazing! I haven't tried it yet, but I suspect the vine is easy to propagate by it's aerial roots.

Neutral

On Nov 11, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a vigorous, tropical vine with many aerial roots. The goblet shaped flowers open white with purple lines, turning to a rich gold before falling. The heavy fragrance can cause nausea after long exposure.

This plant contains toxins similar to Datura.