Adenia stylosa, Adenia, Candlestick Plant

Adenia stylosa

Adenia, Candlestick Plant
Family: Passifloraceae
Origin: Madagascar
Plant with caudexSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate water

Adenia stylosa is a native plant of Madagascar that will grow into a small shrub 2-5 feet in ideal conditions. This plant likes full sun and moderate water with excellent drainage to ensure its growth. The caudex of Adenia stylosa can grow up to 25-30 cm in diameter, while the vine-like branches grow up to one meter or more. As they mature, they produce small greenish-white flowers.

Adenia stylosa can be grown in USDA Zone 9-11 making it an easy to care for and relatively hardy plant. Plant Adenia stylosa in well-drained soil, preferably sandy, and prune regularly to give it the best possible shape. Moderate watering is recommended in hot and dry weather, while during cold and rainy periods the soil should remain slightly damp. However, avoid overwatering or you will risk root and stem rot.

Adenia plants can also be grown in pots, but it's important to stick to the same guidelines mentioned above. Those living in colder regions will also need to protect their plants from the cold. When winter approaches, cover your plant with a frost blanket or move it to a spot with more shelter. This will ensure that your Adenia plants thrive despite the cold season.

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