Dolichandra unguis cati has semipersistent foliage. Stems are woody and can reach 20 meters. Thin and small aerial roots are used for climbing. Leaves are dark green, opposite and bifoliate. Leaflets have a length of 3 to 4 cm. The plant produces flowers during the wet season.
Flowers are yellow, have a diameter of 4 to 5 cm and can grow alone or in groups of 2 or 3. Long primary roots extend beneath the soil surface, producing large tubers 40 to 50 centimetres long. Fruits are brown flattened capsules from 25 to 95 cm long. Each capsule contains 100 to 200 seeds.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Cat s claw , Cortex Uncariae , life-giving vine of Peru , samento,Dolichandra unguis-cati, commonly known as cats claw creeper, funnel creeper, or cat's claw trumpet
Maximum Reachable Height
easy to grow
Planting and care
Plants love water but dont drown them.
That is, they dont like to sit in water, and they will die if the soil is too wet in winter.
The ideal soil is rich and loose, with good drainage.
One of the worst mistakes you can make is to not provide adequate drainage.
Dolichandra Unguis care
plant care may require a bit of effort, but the results are well worth the work. Not all plants are fragrant, but the most common and hardy do produce a sweet, carrying fragrance. Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal. Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area. This plant is native to the tropical dry forest of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. In these natural areas it occurs from sea level to over 600 meters above sea level and where the rainfall is 750 to 2400 mm per year. It can become invasive and it is present worldwide. It can affect all layers of plants of forest ecosystems by rapidly spreading both vertically and horizontally.
Apply any organic fertilizer
Dolichandra Unguis special feature
Cats Claw is a Taoist Tonic Herb, which we consider to be one of the top 20 tonic herbs in the world. It gets it’s name from the hooks that exist on this vine, of which the bark and root are most commonly used.
Dolichandra Unguis uses
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Cat s claw is a plant
Two species of cat s claw, Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis, are of primary interest for use as medicine
Uncaria tomentosa is most commonly used in the U
, and Uncaria guianensis is typically used in Europe
Medicine is made from the root and bark
Frequently Asked Questions
How to plant cat's claw vine?
To plant Cat's claw vine consider the following points
1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).
What is cat claw plant?
Cat's claw is perennial flowering climber belongs to Rubiaceae family with beautiful yellow flower.
How to grow cat's claw plant?
Cat's claw Plant is grown by seeds and underground tuber. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season.
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Friday, 14 February 2020
Good growth and 90% germination
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
can you supply marble or terracotta rectangular pot?