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Solandra maxima /Cup of Gold, Chalice Vine

Solandra maxima    / Solandra maxima
As a vine growing on structure and on part of roof
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As a vine growing on structure and on part of roof

Has large foliage and flowers

Floiage and flowrs

Close-up of foliage

Has very large yellow flowers

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Scientific Name: Solandra maxima
Common Name: Cup of Gold, Chalice Vine
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Winter
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This sturdy vine tolerates severe pruning and blooms on new growth, so it can be cut back at any time of year. This heavy vine equires a very sturdy support. The chalice-like, fragrant flowers are at first yellow and turn a golden color as they age. This vine is sometime offered as S. guttata and S. grandiflora. It can grow up to 200 feet in length and become a very heavy load for a structure to support, thus pruning is needed.