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Rhabdadenia biflora, Mangrove Vine, Rubber Vine

Rhabdadenia biflora

Mangrove Vine, Rubber Vine
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: South America, Central America
Vine or creeperFull sunShadeSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This evergreen vine or creeper is native to Central and South America and prefers to grow in full sun to semi-shade and moist boggy or aquatic conditions. It can tolerate regular flooding or salt spray along coasts and also tolerates water logged soils. Perfect for bog or pond edges.

Rhabdadenia biflora is an evergreen and quite resilient vine or creeper that produces magnificent off-white and white blooms from summer to fall. It has the ability to tolerate both salt spray and flooding, making it the perfect choice for seaside gardens or to line ponds or swampy areas. It is suitable for USDA Zones 9-11, and has the ability to handle temperatures down to 28°F, although it prefers warmer climates and may require some protection in areas with colder winters.

Grow Rhabdadenia biflora in full sun to semi-shade, in moist, well drained soil that is enriched with organic matter. It may need regular water in hot, dry periods, but be careful not to overwater, as the plant may become prone to root rot. If you live in an area with very cold winters, you may want to plant your vine in a container and move it to a sheltered spot during the winter months.

Rhabdadenia biflora is a vigorous vine so it needs to be pruned regularly to maintain its shape. If you have planted it in a pot, prune the roots and stems back during the spring to encourage growth and flowering. Provide a support structure for the vine to climb on, such as an arbor or trellis, and consider attaching it securely if the vine is quite large. When it comes to fertilizer, feed your vine once or twice a year with a well-balanced fertilizer.

Rhabdadenia biflora is a highly ornamental and versatile plant, perfect for providing a lush and tropical look in any warm climate garden. Even in cold regions, it can bring a little bit of the tropics to your backyard with just a bit of extra care.



Rhabdadenia biflora, Mangrove Vine, Rubber Vine
Rhabdadenia biflora, Mangrove Vine, Rubber Vine
Rhabdadenia biflora, Mangrove Vine, Rubber Vine
Rhabdadenia biflora, Mangrove Vine, Rubber Vine


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