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Heteropterys glabra, Heteropterys angustifolia, Mariposa, Red Wing

Heteropterys glabra, Heteropterys angustifolia

Mariposa, Red Wing
Family: Malpighiaceae
Origin: Central and South America
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersYellow, orange flowersSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Climbing shrub, with heads of showy pink or red-crimson winged fruits in summer-fall. Flexible stems, canopy irregularly shaped. Flowers are yellow with a touch of red in terminal inflorescences. Species originally from South Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and NW Argentina.

Soil should be soft, moist, well drained. Direct sun or partial shade. Cold hardy. This nice plant is not often available basically due to rarity. Not invasive, suitable for small spaces and container culture.

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