Petrea is a genus of evergreen flowering vines native to Mexico and Central America. They have rough-textured leaves, hence the common name sandpaper vine. It looks somewhat similar to a tropical Wisteria.Common name:
6.00 to 12.00 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
This plant will grow vigorously in almost any soils, performing well in average soil. If you would like to further encourage lush foliage growth, fertilize in spring after growth appears with a complete, all-purpose fertilizer, marked something like 10-10-10 or 12-12-12. Scatter it around the base of the vine and water it in deeply. With these added nutrients, the vine will flourish.Sunlight:
Full Sun to Partial ShadeSoil:
well-drained soil Water:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- Water Needs After it s established, queen s wreath vine loves heat and is quite drought-tolerant, but will perform best with regular water.
- In spring and summer, especially during the hottest periods, provide 1 inch of water per week.
- Regular watering will increase the growth rate of the plant.
Spectacular flowering vine for pergolas, fences, trellises or porches. Train as a standard. Also effective in hanging baskets. UseMedicinal use:
Culinary use:Ornamental use:
- flowers of Petrea were used by Caribs in folk medicine.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems.