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Jade vine      

Strongylodon macrobotrys

Jade vine is a plant which belongs to the Strongylodon genus.

This is a climber with simple, oval, waxy, smooth, mid gree leaves, arranged in three’s around the twisting stems

The flowers are exceptional. They hang in pendant clusters, bearing up to 100 malachite green, pea like blooms.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Malachite and   Midnight green and   Cadmium green. When mature, blooms are roughly 2.0 cm (that's 0.78 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take an exotic form, with an approximate petal count of 2. Leaves appear approximately as a   Kelly green and   La Salle Green colour. Jade vine grows as a perennial and is a non-edible flower / ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Jade vine is known for growing to a height of approximately 65.00 feet (that's 20.00 metres in metric) with a vine habit. This plant tends to bloom in early spring.

Philippines is believed to be where Jade vine originates from.

Be aware that Jade vine typically needs significant amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the exact soil, sun, ph and water requirements and ensure your chosen position for this plant matches these criteria as closely as possible. Keep an eye out for pests and disease and treat as soon as they are detected. Pay attention to regular weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

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How to grow Jade vine

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

It needs a strong support and good humidity

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Zone 10 to 11 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Keep in mind when planting that Jade vine is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors.

See our list of companion Plants for Jade vine to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Jade vine from seed

Seeds are only viable for about two weeks on ripening. Can also be propagated by semi ripe cuttings

Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Jade vine

Likes humidity, and full sun to light shade. Nutral to acid soil with adequate moisture

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 15°C / 59°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Jade vine is a tender plant.

Seed Saving Jade vine

Need fresh seed as viable for only ablout two weeks

Common Jade vine problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Jade vine plants:


Spider mite

Other names for Jade vine

Philippine jade vine, Emerald creeper, Tayabak

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How long does Jade vine take to grow?

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