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Coral Vine (Antigonon leptopus) - Vibrant Climbing Plant for Sale

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Original price Rs. 249.00
Current price Rs. 199.00

1. Introduction and Info

Coral Vine, also known as Antigonon leptopus, is a fast-growing, climbing perennial vine native to Mexico. It is well-known for its heart-shaped leaves and beautiful, bee-attracting pink, white, or red flowers that bloom from summer to fall.

2. Plantation

  • Location: Choose a sunny to partially shaded location with well-draining soil. Coral Vines can be planted near fences or trellises, which they will use for support as they climb.
  • Propagation: Coral Vine can be propagated from seeds, cuttings, or by dividing the tuberous roots.
  • Spacing: Plant Coral Vine about 5-6 feet (1.5-1.8 meters) apart to allow for adequate growth and air circulation.

3. Growing

  • Soil: Coral Vine thrives in a variety of soil types but prefers well-draining, loamy soil with a pH between 6.0-7.5.
  • Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, particularly during the growing season. Reduce watering during the winter months.
  • Fertilizer: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season, following the package instructions.

4. Care

  • Pruning: Regularly prune Coral Vine to maintain a manageable size and to encourage bushier growth. Remove any dead or damaged stems.
  • Pest and Disease Control: Inspect the plant regularly for pests like aphids and whiteflies. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil to control infestations. Practice good hygiene to minimize fungal diseases.
  • Overwintering: In colder climates, protect the roots with a layer of mulch or bring potted plants indoors before the first frost.

5. Benefits

  • Ornamental: Coral Vine adds a beautiful splash of color to gardens and landscapes, and is an excellent choice for covering walls, fences, or trellises.
  • Pollinator-friendly: The vibrant flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, which help to promote a healthy ecosystem.
  • Medicinal: Some traditional medicine practices use parts of the Coral Vine for treating various ailments, though more research is needed to confirm its medicinal properties.