Madeira Vine

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MADEIRA VINE, Sacasile

Anredera scandens and A. leptostachys - Basellaceae, Madeira Vine Family


DESCRIPTION: Twining vine; shiny, medium to dark green, succulent leaves and showy red fleshy stems, from thick underground tubers.

Height: Climbing vine

Flowers: Small, white to cream colored, fragrant. Flower clusters are elongated in A. leptostachys and compact in A. scandens. A. leptostachys blooms in the fall, and A. scandens blooms summer through winter.

Fruit: Small, whitish winged seed.

Foliage: Evergreen

Growth rate: Fast

REQUIREMENTS:

Sun: Partial shade to full sun

Soil: Any

Drainage: Good to low. Does well on dry sites

Water: Low, drought tolerant

Maintenance: Little needed 

Propagation: Seed, cuttings, dividing tubers

NATIVE HABITAT: Brush - grassland in Cameron, Hidalgo and Starr Counties.

WILDLIFE USE: Dense foliage provides shelter for small animals. Blooms provide 
nectar and pollen.

COMMENTS: An attractive ornamental that quickly covers a fence or trellis.


MADEIRA VINE

 

MADEIRA VINE

 

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