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Cats claw creeper

Dolichandra unguis-cati

Dolichandra unguis-cati is also known as cat's claw creeper. It is an invasive evergreen climber, capable of growing high into trees or covering shrubs. This species invades forest margins, woodlands, plantations, roadsides and urban open spaces, naturally found in tropical dry forest areas. It is invasive in many countries, having first been introduced in many parts of the world as an ornamental vine. Flowers are bright yellow, tubular to trumpet-shaped, with 5 spreading, rounded petals.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Seed
Seeds germinate easily in most soil types.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Natural climate
Tropical dry forest areas.

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Bignoniaceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free

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