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Dieterlea maxima, Ibervillea maxima, Dieterlea

Dieterlea maxima, Ibervillea maxima

Dieterlea
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Mexico
CaudexVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow, orange flowers



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Diplocyclos palmatus, Lollypop Climber

Diplocyclos palmatus

Lollypop Climber
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Australia, Malesia
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Diplocyclos palmatus, Lollypop Climber


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Fevillea cordifolia, Javillo, Antidote Caccoon

Fevillea cordifolia

Javillo, Antidote Caccoon
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Central America, South America
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersYellow, orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Fevillea cordifolia (Javillo) is a vine or creeper native to Central America and South America. It is a very attractive plant with bright pink, yellow or orange flowers and makes an exciting addition to any garden. Despite being a tropical plant, it can be successfully grown in cold regions in pots if the correct care is taken.

To be successful with Fevillea cordifolia, it is best to give it full sun but it can also tolerate semi-shade. When it comes to water, this plant prefers regular water but can also tolerate moderate amounts. As a tropical plant, it is important to keep the soil moist, so water it frequently in the hot months. During the winter, water less and make sure not to leave the plant sitting in water.

In addition to its attractive flowers, Fevillea cordifolia is also an ethnomedical plant, with many cultures using it as a purgative or reputed antidote for many kinds of poisoning, as well as a treatment for numerous diseases.

In cold climates, Fevillea cordifolia can be grown in pots. In order to do this successfully, make sure to choose a pot size that is sufficient for the size of the plant so that it is able to grow without becoming root-bound too quickly. It is also important to choose a pot that can resist the cold temperatures and has drainage holes. Position the pot in a sunny spot, or a semi-shady spot in hot climates, and water it regularly. During winter, make sure to bring the pot indoors or cover it with a thick blanket.



Fevillea cordifolia, Javillo, Antidote Caccoon


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Gerrardanthus lobatus, Blob Plant

Gerrardanthus lobatus

Blob Plant
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Southern Africa
CaudexVine or creeperFull sunRegular waterModerate waterYellow, orange flowersDeciduous plant

Gerrardanthus lobatus is a perennial herbaceous climber relative of the cucumber with 6 m long stems expanded at base into an enormous semi-subterranean water storing rootstock (caudex). It is growing in a rich and well drained soil with some to lots of water and some to lots of sun. It should be watered regularly in Summer and kept drier in Winter.




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Gerrardanthus macrorhiza, Bigfoot

Gerrardanthus macrorhiza

Bigfoot
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Southern Africa
CaudexVine or creeperSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow, orange flowersDeciduous plant

Native to South Africa, Gerrardanthus macrorhiza is a stunning climber that produces bright yellow and orange flowers.

Gerrardanthus macrorhiza, or Bigfoot, is an eye-catching, deciduous caudiciform vine that is native to Southern Africa. With its thick caudex that can measure as big as 40 inches in diameter and cascades of yellow and orange flowers, it is no wonder that gardening enthusiasts take such a shining to this remarkable plant.

It does best in a semi-shaded environment with moderate water. It is an excellent choice for pergola, arbor or trellis, making good use of its climbing ability. It is an ideal plant to have in a hot and humid climate and can be grown in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.

When planting this deciduous vine, it is important to note that it requires more extensive care than annual plants. To keep the caudex healthy, you will need to ensure that it maintains adequate hydration and has access to a steady supply of nutrients. To ensure its optimal growth and flower production, ensure that it is planted in a spot with well-draining soil, stays out of direct sunlight, and has access to the necessary microenvironment to thrive.

In cold regions, it is best to keep Gerrardanthus macrorhiza in a pot and bring it indoors when temperatures begin to drop. A combination of heated propagator and a heated mat should help keep the caudex warm during winter months. When planting it in a pot, be sure to use a well-draining mix and include a water retention layer. Be sure to also provide a support structure to help keep the caudex from toppling over when the plant starts to grow.

When caring for this beautiful plant, it is important to remember to avoid overwatering it, especially during winter months. During the colder months, cut back the amount of water to allow the soil to dry out. Trim back the vine during the spring season to ensure that it stays within the desired size. Keep in mind that this vine can become invasive if it is not properly pruned and monitored.

Gerrardanthus macrorhiza is a stunning plant that adds an exotic touch to any garden. With its vibrant yellow and orange blooms, thick caudex and easy-to-manage growth, it is no wonder that this is a favorite among gardening enthusiasts around the globe.




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Gurania sp., Jungle Cucumber

Gurania sp.

Jungle Cucumber
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Mexico, Guatemala to Colombia
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Vine with strange orange and yellow flowers.





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Ibervillea sonorae, Wereke

Ibervillea sonorae

Wereke
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Sonora, Mexico
CaudexVine or creeperSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow, orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Ibervillea sonorae is beautifully adapted to survival in its arid habitat. Extremely old specimens of Ibervillea sonorae may have caudices up to three feet in diameter. Ibervillea sonorae remains dormant throughout much of the year, but with seasonal rains, leaves emerge from the caudex on climbing stems.



Ibervillea sonorae, Wereke


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Ibervillea tenuisecta, Cutleaf Globe Berry, Slimlobe Globeberry

Ibervillea tenuisecta

Cutleaf Globe Berry, Slimlobe Globeberry
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Mexico
CaudexGroundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Geophyte twining vine, the vine part is mostly deciduous. The female flowers look like they have growing from a miniature watermellon. The fruit becomes red as it ripens.

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.




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Kedrostis africana, Bryonia africana, Baboon's Cucumber

Kedrostis africana, Bryonia africana

Baboon's Cucumber
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Africa
CaudexVine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow, orange flowers

Summer grower, climbing plant with white caudex and dark green leaves. Flowers are small, yellowish green; fruits orange yellow. It prefers well-drained soil, lots of water in the growing-period and some sun. The small flowers are yellow, and it can also be reproduced by cuttings. The caudex can grow to 50 centimetres in diameter, and the vines reaches 6 meters.





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Kedrostis crassirostrata, Hooked Kedrostis

Kedrostis crassirostrata

Hooked Kedrostis
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Africa
CaudexGroundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowers

Summer grower, climbing wild cucumber with spherical caudex and dark green palm-like leaves. Locally it is eaten as "spinach".




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