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Cryptostegia madagascariensis, Madagascar rubbervine

Cryptostegia madagascariensis

Madagascar rubbervine
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Periplocoideae
Origin: Madagascar And Tropical Africa
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersIrritatingSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

They can be grown outdoors in the far South or in warm conservatories. These plants contain rubber, but aren't commercially used for its production. C. madagascariensis has pink flowers. Cryptostegias need a tropical, humid atmosphere and well-drained, loamy soil that is always fairly moist.

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