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Moullava spicata, Wagatea spicata, Candy Corn Plant

Moullava spicata, Wagatea spicata

Candy Corn Plant
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: India
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Moullava spicata (Candy Corn Plant) is a flowering vine or creeper that can reach up to 20 ft in length. The pretty dark green leaves have a woody texture and are arranged in a symmetrical formation along the stems. The plant produces abundant red or crimson, vinous flowers that attract a variety of butterflies and hummingbirds.

Moullava spicata can be grown outdoors in full sun to semi shade and requires regular watering. It is a tough and hardy plant that grows in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11. When growing the Candy Corn Plant in colder regions and climates, it is best to grow it in pots, shifting it indoors to overwinter. The plant should be kept in a warm and sunny location indoors, with temperatures kept between 50 to 65°F and watered regularly.

Overall, Moullava spicata is an attractive and ethnomedical plant, making it ideal for any garden. It produces beautiful red flowers, is tolerant of a variety of sun and shade scenarios, needs regular water and it can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11. Plus, it attracts plenty of wildlife to the garden, including butterflies and hummingbirds.



Moullava spicata, Wagatea spicata, Candy Corn Plant
Moullava spicata, Wagatea spicata, Candy Corn Plant
Moullava spicata, Wagatea spicata, Candy Corn Plant
Moullava spicata, Wagatea spicata, Candy Corn Plant


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