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Garlic Vine Plant

Mansoa Alliacea

SKU 5271

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150cm - 170cm

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Plant Care

Watering

During summer, Water daily or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. During Winter season water once in 2 days or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil lightly moist at all times, but do not overwater as this will cause brown spots and leaf drop. Curly or dry leaves suggest, the plant is dry and needs watering. Water in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler. Always check your soil before watering.

Light

During summer season keep the plants in shaded area and during winter season plants can withstand direct/indirect light.

Temperature

During summer season or when the temperature is above 45°C place the plant in shaded area. During winter season or the when the temperature is below 45°C the plants can be directly placed in direct/indirect sunlight.

Fertilizer

Apply liquid fertilizer or slow release fertilizer once in 15 days. Always fertilizer the plants during the morning hours when the temperature is low. For best results use Folikraft ready to use Outdoor Plant Food / Flower Booster.

Plant Bio

Mansoa alliacea, commonly known as "Garlic Vine," is a flowering vine native to Central and South America. It belongs to the Bignoniaceae family and is appreciated for its clusters of fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers and garlic-scented foliage. Here's a description of the Mansoa alliacea plant:

Leaves: The leaves of Mansoa alliacea are compound, composed of several pairs of glossy, lance-shaped leaflets with serrated edges. When crushed, the leaves emit a strong garlic-like odor, which is how the plant earned its common name.

Flowers: The vine produces clusters of tubular, trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom prolifically throughout the growing season. The flowers are typically lavender to lilac in color, although variations in shades can occur, and they have a sweet fragrance that attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Vine: Mansoa alliacea is a vigorous, twining vine that climbs by means of tendrils. It can reach impressive heights when given proper support, making it suitable for growing on trellises, arbors, fences, or other structures.

Fruit: After flowering, Mansoa alliacea may produce elongated seed pods containing winged seeds. However, the primary ornamental feature of the plant is its attractive flowers rather than its fruit.

Fragrance: One of the most distinctive characteristics of Mansoa alliacea is its strong garlic odor, particularly noticeable when the leaves are crushed. This odor serves as a natural deterrent to pests and herbivores.

Care Guide for Mansoa Alliacea:

Sunlight:

Plant Mansoa alliacea in a location that receives full to partial sunlight. It thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate some shade.

Temperature:

Garlic Vine prefers warm, tropical or subtropical climates. It is sensitive to frost and should be protected from freezing temperatures.

Soil:

Provide well-draining, fertile soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Incorporate organic matter, such as compost, into the soil to improve its structure and fertility.

Watering:

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry, particularly during periods of hot, dry weather.

Fertilization:

Feed Mansoa alliacea with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy growth and abundant flowering. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates and frequency.

Support:

Provide a sturdy trellis, arbor, or other support structure for Mansoa alliacea to climb. Ensure that the support is tall enough to accommodate the vine's growth.

Pruning:

Prune the vine as needed to control its size and shape, remove dead or damaged growth, and encourage bushier growth and more prolific flowering. Pruning can be done throughout the growing season.

Pest and Disease Control:

Garlic Vine is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, occasional issues with aphids, scale insects, or fungal diseases may occur. Monitor the plant regularly and treat any problems promptly with appropriate insecticides or fungicides.

Propagation:

Propagate Mansoa alliacea from stem cuttings taken in spring or early summer. Dip the cuttings in rooting hormone and plant them in a well-draining rooting medium. Keep the soil consistently moist until roots develop.

Container Growing:

Garlic Vine can be grown in containers, provided it has adequate support for climbing. Choose a large container with drainage holes and use a well-draining potting mix. Repot the plant as needed to accommodate its growth.

With proper care and attention, Mansoa alliacea can be a beautiful and fragrant addition to gardens, landscapes, or indoor spaces where its climbing habit can be appreciated. Adjust care practices based on your specific growing conditions and the needs of the plant.

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