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Chalice Vine Variegated Cups of Gold Fragrant


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Available sizes:

4 Inch Pot -

One (1) Mature, well rooted starter size plant.  Growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot.  Plant will be a minimum of about 8 inches tall, and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Chalice or Cups of Gold Vine is a wonderful, intensely fragrant, semi tropical vine like large shrub that can be a major garden star.

This less common variegated type has large pointed leaves in mottled grey green and creamy white with purple undersides. The purple coloration is also very prominent in the new growth, and intensifies in cool weather, making this a very striking and attractive plant, even when it is not in bloom.

Chalice Vine has a large, loose vine like growth habit, putting on long arching cane like limbs that adapt well to trellises and supports with minimal training. It's easy to grow, and requires little maintenance aside from pruning after the bloom to keep it's size in check.

The unique and unusual flowers develop on old growth, so take care to get pruning done in the late summer to early fall. Bloom begin in February and March and continue until early summer. The heavily coconut scented blooms are large golden 'cups'. They open a pale creamy yellow and change over several days to bright gold striped with brown.

The richly perfumed, unusual flowers are nectar rich and attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Chalice Vine is semi tropical. Protection from freezing temperatures is recommended. Although the plant can survive brief dips into the upper 20's, and it will generally resprout from the roots even following a heavy freeze, burning of the new growth can adversely effect the spring bloom.

Botanical Name Solandra maxima variegata
Common Name Cups of Gold or Chalice Vine
Plant Family Solandra
Mature Size 8'x8
Bloom Color Bright Yellow Fading to Gold
Bloom Form Large Cup
Bloom Time Spring
Zone 10, 11 (Zone 9 with Cold Protection)
Fragrance Very fragrant tropical coconut like fragrance
Key Features Big flowers, attractive variegated foliage
Suggested Uses Specimen, potted, accent, trellis or support


For the best results:


  • Plant in well draining, fertile, slightly acidic soil
  • Locate in light shade
  • Prune for shape after soon after flowering
  • Feed a good quality slow release bloom boosting plant food twice yearly
  • Protect from frost and freeze.

This plant has several magical and medicinal uses in South and Central American native cultures, however Western medicine considers all parts to be toxic.

  • Model: CHA-VAR-VN
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 2 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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