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.