Gardening

Liane trompette, Solandra: interview


Solandra maxima, also called trumpet liana, amazes with its magnificent flowering.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Solandra maxima
Family : Solanaceae
Type : Shrub, climbing plant

Height
: 5 m
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Rich enough

Foliage
: Persistent -Flowering : May to September

The maintenance, the size, are easy and the result is often magnificent.

Planting solandra maxima

Planting solandra is best done in spring.

  • Choose a sheltered, warm and sunny place.
  • The soil must be rich and well drained for a good flowering
  • Follow our advice planting shrubs.

The hardiness of solandra is relatively low and should be grown indoors if the temperature drops below 5 °.

Solandra pruning and maintenance

No size is essential.

If you want to improve flowering, prune lightly at the end of winter.

During the growth of solandra maxima, it is essential to train the plant and hang it up as it goes, because it does not have the ability to attach itself to its support.

To know about the solandra

The trumpet liana is a climbing shrub native to Mexico.

The bloom is magnificent and the trumpet-shaped flowers are of rare elegance.

The maintenance of this shrub is easy and will easily climb along a trellis or fence.

Toxicity of solandra maxima:

Please note that solandra should be handled with care because it is a poisonous plant, like datura which is part of the same family.

Smart tip about the trumpet liana

Only grow solandra if you have a mild climate, as this shrub fears severe prolonged frosts.


To read also:

  • Scented climbing plants

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Video: Corsisti Maurice Andrè (October 2020).