Good drainage is essential for optimal growth of Faradaya splendida (Glory Vine). When grown in colder regions in containers, it is important to keep the plant under shelter during the winter months.
To ensure the best growth, it is important to keep the soil moist but not soggy and to regularly fertilize with a balanced fertilizer. The Glory Vine prefers full sun to semi-shade, but in very hot climates, some shade during the hottest hours is recommended.
This evergreen vine is an excellent choice for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other beneficial insects to the garden. It is also a great plant for covering up unsightly walls, fences, and other structures, as it produces a stunning display of colorful, fragrant flowers that will add beauty and charm to any garden.
The Glory Vine is a vigorous twining climber with large, shiny, bright green leaves. In the spring, it produces beautiful, fragrant white flowers in large terminal clusters with a fragrance resembling that of carnations. The flowers are usually short-lived but very abundant. The leaves are smooth and can be up to 12 inches long. The plant can spread over large areas.
The fleshy fruit of the Glory Vine is whitish, egg-shaped, and surprisingly large, about 2-3 inches long, resembling the Noni fruit in shape. Each fruit contains a single seed.
While the Glory Vine is a hardy plant for tropical and sub-tropical areas, it is not suitable for small gardens due to its vigor. It will tolerate shade, but it flowers best when it receives sunlight for a large part of the day. The species is adaptable to a range of soils, but it requires plenty of water to thrive.