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 Height||18 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
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. .SoilThe soil should be well drained and rich in organic content for growing garlic creeper plant. WateringPoke 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.For re-potting procedure click here
Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.
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'tsDo 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
- 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?
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).
Friday, 13 March 2020
very durable plant to a wide range of conditions
Tuesday, 03 March 2020
All product purchased give me full satisfaction,same time,save money
Friday, 07 February 2020
he plant was very nicely packed. Thanks for the plant surely will order more
Please log in to write a review. Log in