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Cryptolepis sanguinolenta - Plant

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Cryptolepis sanguinolenta is a climbing shrub producing thin stems up to 8 metres long that scramble over the ground and twine into other plants for support.

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1 Cryptolepis sanguinolenta - Plant
2 4 inch (10 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Cryptolepis sanguinolenta is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae. An extract from the root is traditionally used in West Africa to treat malaria. The alkaloid cryptolepine is a potent antimalarial.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Wax Leaved Climber, Indian sarsaparilla
Maximum Reachable Height 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Flower Colour Deep blue
Bloom Time July to September
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Tolerates some drought. Intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils. Roots are winter hardy to USDA Zone 5, but top growth is only reliably winter hardy to USDA Zone 7. Thus, stems will often die to the ground in the cold winters of Zones 5 and 6, with roots surviving to push up new stems in spring.

Cryptolepis sanguinolenta care

Dark Knight features a profuse, shrub-covering bloom of fragrant, deep bluish-purple flowers in terminal and axillary clusters (cymes) from late summer into fall. Ovate to lance-shaped, dull green leaves (to 1.5 long) are silvery below. May be found sold under that name Black Knight .

Sunlight Full sun
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 38.24C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Cryptolepis sanguinolenta special feature

Perennial borde Shrub borde Very effective in large groups or massed. Also effective as a low hedge. Valued for its late summer to fall flowers when few other shrubs are in bloom.

Cryptolepis sanguinolenta uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose