The Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) is in bloom in our Greenhouses and the eye-catching display of jade-colored flowers will stop even the most casual visitor. In the Long House and in the Fern House you can see this native Philippine vine, each with 8 to 10 dangling chains of flowers.
As the flowers open, the stem bends with the weight of the bloom and forms a display of unusual jade flowers. Once the plant gets to be the size of your thumb in width, the plant is ready to bloom.
To be successful make sure you have plenty of room, lots of sunshine and sturdy support for your vine to ramble around. Once it has reached maturity hard pruning will be necessary.
These are excellent plants for conservatories or sunrooms or a trellis in the south, which is Zone 10 or higher. Come take a peek!