Purple Wreath Vine (Petrea Volubilis) Flowering

It has been two months now since I posted an article on the first ever flowering of our Sandpaper Vine also known as the Queen's Wreath Vine (Petrea volubilis).

In that article, I noted paired hairy-like new growths at the axils of the old branches. Although a bit skeptical, I was suspecting that these new growths may be the new racemes.

And I was right. They were all racemes and many of them almost a foot long now. The very first one grew to only about seven inches.

Queen's Wreath Flower Development (Petrea Volubilis)

(This is the continuation of Part 1 - Sandpaper Vine's First Flowering)

Just 2 days after recognizing the flower buds of the Queen's Wreath or Purple Wreath vine, the purple 5-lobed calyces appeared. Notice that further towards the end of the raceme, the flower buds remain closed.

Sandpaper Vine First Flowering (Petrea Volubilis)

Today, DH called out excitedly claiming she might be seeing flower buds on the Sandpaper Vine. The Sandpaper Vine is also known as Purple Wreath or Queen's Wreath and with the scientific name Petrea volubilis.

Wrap Around Plant Labels or Ring Tags

In a previous article, I discussed how to make plant label stakes from window blinds. These are easily made and serve their purpose especially with seedlings, young and small plants or "dish garden" plants.

Yet these plant label stakes may not be appropriate for bigger plants. At times, they may not be sufficient in some situations. And this is where wrap around or ring tags may be better used.

Air-Layering Technique to Revive Dried Marcots - Syringe Solution

In a recent article, I discussed how I revived a drying air-layer with a nozzle bottle technique. It was effective as was shown by the results in the article.

In the past few days, however, the temperature has all the more risen and I'm finding wilting air-layers or marcots almost everyday. Although the nozzle bottle technique is effective, it takes a while to perform.

Serpentine Air-Layering or Compound Marcotting

The Nong Nooch vine (Petraeovitex bambusetorum) is such a lovely vine with pretty yellow flowers that we have these plants always blooming in hanging garden pots. But the best part about them is that they're incredibly easy to propagate by air-layering or marcotting.

Adenium Flat Grafting Method Tutorial - One Node Technique - Part 2

(This is the continuation from Part 1)

  1. If the scion stem's wound at the other end has discolored, cut off a thin sliver and discard. The scion cut should remain white or as fresh as possible.