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Ipomoea quamoclit Cypress vine Rincik bumi Convolvulaceae

Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress vine, Rincik bumi


Ipomoea quamoclit, Cypress vine, Rincik bumi

Common Names: cypress vine, cardinal climber, star glory
Cypress-vine is a very attractive twining morning-glory with smooth stems, lacy leaves and scarlet flowers. The leaves are 7.5-10 cm 3-4" long and feather-like, finely divided pinnately into threadlike segments. The scarlet red (rarely white) flowers are tubular, about 4 cm 1.5" long, and flare out at the mouth into a five-pointed star. Under ideal conditions the vine can climb to 6 mtr 20' or more, but it is always a dainty, fragile vine and not at all aggressive.
Cypress-vine is native to Mexico and tropical America .
Light: Full sun to partial shade.
Moisture: Needs well-drained soil. Tolerates drought, but grows best and produces the most flowers if well-watered.
Propagation: By seeds. Cypress-vine will self-sow from seeds .
Cypress-vine is an excellent source of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds.
The seeds are relatively large, easy to handle and take only 4 days to sprout; the cotyledons (seed leaves) are large and distinctive, looking like swept-back airplane wings; the next leaves to appear are the handsome feathery leaves that distinguish the plant; the vine grows quickly, producing beautiful scarlet flowers in less than 30 days.
Then the butterflies and hummingbirds come!