Category: Flowering Vines

Rare & Unusual Tropical Trees & Plants, Flowering, Fruit, Native, Palm, Bamboo, Heliconia, Hummingbird, Butterfly

Skyblue Clustervine

Jacquemontia pentanthos is a native to South Florida occurring in Collier, Monroe, Dade, and Broward counties. It is a member of the Morning Glory Family (Convolvulaceae). It is a perennial woody vine with very tiny leaves and flowers. While the flowers are small, they are bright blue with white centers, born in abundance year-round contrasting…
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January 7, 2024 0

Tropical Clematis

Clematis smilacifolia is a tropical Clematis. The genus name is from the Ancient Greek meaning ‘A climbing plant’.  Most of the species of this genus are found throughout the temperate regions of the world. This Clematis is native to India and grows very well in South Florida.  Like most vines, it needs support such as…
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November 26, 2023 0

Wild Allamanda

Pentalinon luteum is a native species of S.FL. It ranges on the east coast of Florida from St. Lucie County to the Florida Keys. On the west coast of Florida, from Lee County to Monroe County (Mainland). This plant is a vigorous vine in the Apocynaceae Family with shiny leaves and bright yellow trumpet shaped…
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July 23, 2023 0

The Green Jade Vine

Strongylodon macrobotrys is native to the Philippines and grows quite well in South Florida. The unique claw-shaped flowers are bat pollinated in their native habitat. However, itis the unique color of its flowers that fascinate anybody who has ever seen it. A true jade green color like the gemstone. Truly a very unusual color in…
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April 30, 2023 0

Tropical Bleeding Heart Vine

Tropical Bleeding Heart Vine, Clerodendrum thomsoniae, is native to tropical West Africa. This vine can attain a height of 13′ tall with very woody stems. While it is classified as a vine, it does resemble a small shrub. The bright red flowers emerge from a pure white five-lobed calyx in clusters of 8-20. There is…
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February 12, 2023 0