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Juanulloa aurantiaca, Juanulloa mexicana, Gold Finger Plant, Mexican Spoon Flower

Juanulloa aurantiaca, Juanulloa mexicana

Gold Finger Plant, Mexican Spoon Flower
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Leathery-leaved shrub or woody vine three to six feet tall that forms yellow-orange fleshy flowers at the tips of the branches. It is a member of the potato family but grows nothing like one. The aggressive clinging roots of this plant allow it to grow on trees as well as in the garden. It is everblooming and a fast grower that needs pruning to control shape and size. Hardy to temperatures in the upper 20s, the plant also resprouts reliably after more servere freezes. Suitable for the home or a greenhouse.

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