Amphilophium crucigerum (L.) L.G.Lohmann
Amphilophium crucigerum is a climber.
Amphilophium crucigerum was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was LÃºcia Garcez Lohmann, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 2008.
The climbers reach heights of 3 to 5 metres.
Amphilophium crucigerum is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate, entire and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Amphilophium crucigerum produces racemes of ligth-yellow trumpet-shaped flowers from April to June.
The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1Â°C (USDA zone 10). Under glass use loamy potting compost.
Suited for conservatories, as well as suited as container plant and as cut flowers.
Maintenance and Propagation
- For healthy growth apply a compound fertilizer monthly during growth.
- Water moderately in summer, give little water in winter.
- temperature in winter should be 5 to 10Â°C.
Pests and Diseases
Fine webs on the plants indicate an infestation with red spider mites. These sap-sucking insects mainly appear under glass and can be controlled either with insecticide or biologically with parasitic mites.
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