Bleeding Heart Vine
How to Grow Bleeding Heart Vine
Bleeding Heart Vine is a beautiful twining, tropical vine plant; there are over 400 different species of this plant. There are tree and bush varieties, as well as climbing vines and more. These are summer flowers that originate in the warm climates of West Africa.
The blossoms of the Bleeding Heart Vine are white and red clusters; the leaves on this vine are about 5 to 7 inches in length and are dark green in color. This plant is great for growing in containers, especially in hanging baskets. This plant will produce an abundance of flowers that bloom all year long, though they do tend to blossom more during the spring.
If you intend to grow Bleeding Heart Vine you will have to do so with care; this is a tropical plant that will take some care to flourish.
- First thing to do is to choose a sunny location to grow the Bleeding Heart Vine. Keep in mind that this plant needs a lot of sunlight to reach its full potential. The best time to plant is in spring.
- The soil that you use to plant will have to be high quality, and have the ability to drain well. If planting in a pot, make sure the pot has holes on the bottom so that water can drain through. You don’t want water settling around the root, as this will cause root rot.
- When you have placed the plant in a container and covered the roots with soil you can add a bit of mulch around it, being careful not to let the mulch come into contact with the plant itself.
- After planting the Bleeding Heart Vine make sure that you water the plant well. This is important until the plant is well established. Always use lukewarm water and not cold water, as a frigid water temperature may put your plant into shock. It is also important that you never let the soil dry out, which will kill the plant. Keep the soil most, without over watering.
- You will want to feed your plant about every two weeks. Use a gentle liquid fertilizer that you can add to the water. If you plant outdoors you can add slow release fertilizer to the soil.
- The Bleeding Heart Vine will need to be pruned during the winter months for best growth during the warmer months.
- If you want to plant more vines you can use cuttings; these will root in about 2 weeks, but you will want to mist these cuttings on a frequent basis.
- The Bleeding Heart Vine is a plant that produces some great flowers for cutting. You won’t have to feel guilty about cutting flowers from this vine, as it will actually help it to become healthier and produce more flowers.
Bleeding Heart Vine is one of the most beautiful flowering vines there is, but it can be difficult to find. If you would like to grow this plant but cannot find it in your local nursery, you can ask the nursery about ordering some of these plants. Another option is to order over the Internet.
The Bleeding Heart Vine is a great way to add beauty and color to your garden or home.