White Petrea Volubilis Plant (Nilmoni Lata), Sandpaper vine
Common Name: Petrea Volubilis, purple wreath, queen’s wreath, or sandpaper vine
Difficulty: Easy to grow.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.
Flower Colour: White.
Height: 10-15 feet.
Soil: well-drained soil.
Sunlight: Full Sun.
Temperature: 0Â° to 5Â° F.
Bloom Time: Early summer.
Petrea Volubilis plant is a very unusual plant And a very lovely small climber with drooping long racemes of delicate white star-like flowers. Sandpaper Vine is a semi-shrub and semi-climber and the small wooden trunk develops artistic curves over the years. And it looks as if an Ikebana expert has shaped it for his floral arrangement. Plants grow best in the sunshine. It flowers in spring and in some areas also in November. The flowers come in raceme reaching over 1 foot long. The true flower, which is white, lasts a couple of days but the blue bracts remain much longer, slowly turning grey.
Planting & Care
Petrea Volubilis plant is not only native across a huge range from southern Mexico into South America and the Caribbean Basin but it has also been introduced to many areas of the tropics and subtropics. The common name Sandpaper Vine is a reference to the rough surface of the plant, s dark green leaves.
Petrea Volubilis Care
Words such as ¹, spectacular, and, ¹, stunning, have been used to describe Petrea Volubilis, and that, s not hype. This woody plant, also known as Queen, s Wreath and Sandpaper Vine, produces impressive masses of white flowers displayed above paler star-shaped slices several times a year and bears a similarity to the wildly-popular temperate vine, Wisteria.
It can grow almost in all types of soil and it can easily be grown in any Indian Climatic condition.
- One of the best flowering climbers can grow on a porch, arch, pergola, or wall. Can be also grown as a stand-alone bush.
- It grows and flowers best in full sun and it also does well in mild climates and in partial shade in hot and dry areas.
- As it prefers well-drained sandy soil, it’s can tolerate less water but requires water regularly because dry soils not good for plant health.
- Is a very long-lived climber and the supports should be strong and permanent Pruning can be done to keep plants in the required shape.
- After 1 month you can transplant it into your permanent location in full bright light condition.
- It can also be grown in bushy conditions if planted in a pot and by regular pruning.
- It is recommended to prune the plant after every flowering period.
Plant Special Feature
- Spectacular flowering vine for pergolas, fences, trellises or porches. And also effective in hanging baskets.
- The plant is used for ornamental purposes