Garlic Creeper, Mansoa Alliacea - Plant

Garlic creeper is delight to grow as it shoots up very fast. Garlic Vine is one of the most rewarding, flowering vines that you can grow. Interestingly enough it smells like garlic.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the best attractive flowering climber plants.
  • Low maintenance plant.
  • Perfect plant for outdoor garden.
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About Garlic Creeper

Mansoa alliacea, or Garlic vine, is a species of tropical in the trumpet creeper family that is Bignoniaceae. Garlic creeper is beautiful ornamental vine with opposite leaves divided into two ovate leaflets. The flowers are funnel shaped and purple to white in color.

Garlic Vine is one of the most rewarding, flowering vines that you can grow. Interestingly enough it smells like garlic. However, it doesn't smell if the plant is left alone, only when the leaves are crushed. The smell is because it contains sulfur like allin and allyl sulphides that the garlic has.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Garlic vine
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 3 meter
Flower Colour Purple-white
Bloom Time October-March
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


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Light Requirement

  • At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day. .

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and rich in organic content for growing garlic creeper plant.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • As rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Do not over-water the plant.
  • Apply water preferably in morning or evening.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

  • Re-potting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.

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    Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.
  • Garlic Creeper care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural direct 3-6 hours of morning sunlight and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
    Watering Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
    Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature 25 to 35 drgree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).

    Garlic Creeper special feature

    The flowers are funnel shaped with attractive Purple with white color.

    Garlic Creeper uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Garlic Creeper?

    Garlic Creeper is commonly known as Garlic vine

    How tall do Garlic Creeper grow?

    On average Garlic Creeper grows 2 to 3 meter

    What color are Garlic Creeper?

    A Garlic Creeper plant bears flowers of color Purple-white

    When Garlic Creeper blooms?

    With enough light, Garlic Creeper may produce Purple-white flowers in October-March

    How hard is Garlic Creeper to grow?

    A Garlic Creeper is Easy

    How much sunlight does a Garlic Creeper need?

    A Garlic Creeper prefers Natural direct 3-6 hours of morning sunlight and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.

    How much water does a Garlic Creeper need?

    A Garlic Creeper prefers watering Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.

    What kind of soil does a Garlic Creeper need?

    A Garlic Creeper prefers Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.

    What temperature does a Garlic Creeper like?

    A Garlic Creeper prefers 25 to 35 drgree Celsius

    How often should I fertilize my Garlic Creeper?

    To encourage Garlic Creeper growth, Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).



    Reviews

    Sunday, 26 July 2020

    How old is the plant you have shown..?

    Kanchana R

    Tuesday, 21 July 2020

    Low maintenance perennial indoor potted plant

    nirav sanghvi

    Friday, 13 March 2020

    very durable plant to a wide range of conditions

    raja shekar
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