Love in a Puff, Balloon Vine, Heartseed
Cardiospermum halicacabum

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee)
Genus: Cardiospermum (kar-dee-oh-SPER-mum)
Species: halicacabum (hal-ee-KAY-ka-bum)

Category
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Foliage
Grown for foliage

Foliage Color

Height
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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)

Where to Grow

Danger
N/A

Bloom Color
White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics

Bloom Size

Bloom Time
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Other details
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information
Non-patented

Propagation Methods
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

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