The flowers can get up to 6 inches from tip to tip.
Grown at the Getty Musuem in Los Angles. Nice bushy vine
I grew this vine from seed received from Brazil.
Close-up of the flower.
Attractive and unusual. It doesn't look real.
Dalechampia vine growing up a Bougainvillea
This vine needs lots of room to grow.
Handling this vine with bare arms can cause a rash if you have sensitive skin.
The seedpods are very hard and should be picked when they start to turn brown and sealed in an envelope. They will explode and release two seeds when ripe.
Close-up of the flower
This vine requires constant pruning to keep it inbounds.
Amazing to view this up close. The magenta is a bract. The resin gland is very sticky.
Dalechampia dioscoriefolia blooming in July. Does much better with ample water.
Another view blooming in July.
University of Washington, Botany Greenhouse, Seattle, WA
potted outdoor plant in Lotusland, Santa Barbara, California