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PlantFiles: Chalice Vine
Solandra guttata

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

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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

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


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:

Propagation Methods:
By simple layering
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive laughingwillow 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 MotherNature4 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.


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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