Garlic Creeper, Mansoa Alliacea - Plant
Easily grown in deep, organically rich, medium moisture, sandy, well-drained loams in full sun. Plants perform best with consistent moisture during the growing season.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Bignonia alliacea, Pseudocalymma alliaceum, Adenocalymma alliaceum||Flowers bloom 2nd year only||Seasonal bloomer||1.00 to 2.50 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
It produces bright green leaves up to 15 cm long. Its compact habitat and pretty continuos flowers make it a popular ornamental plant in gardens in the tropics.
Flowering twice a year you will find it quite often covered with flowers.
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||40 to 46 drgree C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- Native to South America, Garlic Vine is one of the most rewarding, flowering vines that you can grow. Interestingly enough it smells like garlic. However.
- it does not smell if the plant is left alone, only when the leaves are crushed. It can either be described as a shrub or a vine since it produces numerous woody vines from the root that grow only 2-3 m tall and form a shrub-like appearance.
Special features: Vegetable commonly added to casseroles, salads, stir fry, soups and stew, but may be eaten raw.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
It is a very common and well respected plant remedy in the Amazon for the pain and inflammation of arthritis and rheumatism, as well as, colds, flu, and fever.
Some capsule products of the leaves are sold in stores in Brazil and Peru, and it can be found as an ingredient in other various multi-herb formulas for cold and flu, pain, inflammation and arthritis in general. Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.