Petrea Volubilis - Creepers & Climbers
Petrea is Botanically known as Petrea volubilis from the Verbenaceae family. Common names are Purple Wreath, Sandpaper Vine, etc. It is a perennial evergreen flowering vine & it requires trelling or chain-like fencing or arbors for growing over it. It can be grown in big pots/containers. Purple Wreath/ Petrea volubilis is a very lovely small climber with drooping long racemes of delicate violet-purple star-like flowers. It is grown as an ornamental plant, valued especially for its display of blue flowers with drooping long racemes of delicate violet-purple star-like flowers. The flowers remain for more than a month on the plant and attract butterflies.
Petrea volubilis Care-
▪︎Common Name - Nilmoni Lata, Purple Wreath, Sandpaper Vine
▪︎Scientific Name- Petrea Volubilis
▪︎Light - It requires a minimum of more than 3 hours of Direct Sunlight. If planted in full shade the flowering frequency will be reduced.
▪︎Watering - Water when the topsoil(2-3 inches) feels dry to touch. Always maintain moisture near the root zone.
▪︎Soil- The soil should be well-drained, ferPetrea Volubilistile & rich in organic content.
▪︎Maturity Height- Its growth is around 4 to 6 meters in height.
▪︎Bloom Time- It blooms almost 5-6 months in a year.
GROWING TIPS -
- Petrea volubilis can grow almost in all types of soil and it can easily be grown in any Indian Climatic condition.
- One of the best flowering climbers can grow on porch, arch, pergola, and wall.
- Can be also grown as a stand-alone bush.
- Petrea volubilis can grows and flowers best in full sun and it also does good in mild climates and in partial shade in hot and dry areas.
- As Petrea volubilis prefers well-drained sandy soil, can tolerate less water but requires water regularly.
- Is a very long-lived climber and the supports should be strong and permanent and Pruning can be done to keep plants in the required shape.
- After 1 month you can transplant it into your permanent location in full bright light condition.
- It can also be grown in bushy conditions if planted in a pot and by regular pruning.
- It is recommended to prune the plant after every flowering period.