An attractive evergreen vine or creeper, Stigmaphyllon emarginatum (Monarch Amazonvine) is a beautiful plant native to tropical America. It prefers full sun and regular water to thrive, with its growth pushing to an astonishing height of 20 feet or more. It features glossy, deep green foliage and delightful yellow to orange flowers that appear every few inches along its slender and twining stems.
In warmer climates, Stigmaphyllon emarginatum is a perfect choice for growing in ground or in containers. It is hardy in USDA zones 9-11 and can be planted in any place that receives ample sunlight and regular watering. Plant the vine in well-draining soil and amend it with compost for best results.
In cooler regions, the plant can be grown in pots. Place them in a sheltered area with filtered sunlight and water the soil well when it's dry. Make sure to bring the pots indoors during winter or subject them to frost protection measures to ensure the survival of the vine. Also, provide extra warmth and humidity during the winter months to maintain its growth.
Stigmaphyllon emarginatum is a low-maintenance plant and requires little care. Prune it occasionally to maintain its growth and trim any damaged stems. Fertilize it once in the spring with a balanced fertilizer and water regularly to keep the soil moist. With proper care, the Monarch Amazonvine will flower with abundance of attractive yellow and orange blooms.