One of the most attractive vines, botanically known as Tarlmounia elliptica and belongs to the family Asteraceae. Leaves are alternate, shortly petiolate, oblong to elliptic. Vernonia creeper provides deep green cover to most of the object.
The slender stems climb up and then fall down beautifully over a wall or railing and gives a live green fencing effect. The tender stems, all hanging down, form a curtain, hence the name Curtain creeper. This beautiful foliage plant, grown primarily for its habit of forming a lush green curtain on walls. This creeper is easy to grow and is commonly seen hanging over walls in cities.
|Plant Height||18 inch (46 cm)|
|Plant Spread||4 inch (10 cm)|
|Common Name||Curtain creeper, Vernonia creeper, Parda bel|
|Maximum Reachable Height||1 to 1.5 meter|
|Flower Colour||Yellow, orange, red, pink, white|
|Bloom Time||February to March|
Application of Fertilizer
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
|Sunlight||Natural direct 3-6 hours of morning sunlight and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.|
|Watering||Apply 1 cup approx. 50 ml water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.|
|Soil||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.|
|Temperature||25 to 30 degree C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Jan-Feb).|
The varieties are used for live fencing instead of concrete or in containers or window boxes. Taller varieties in borders. Excellent in cutting gardens for both fresh cut and dried flowers.