Cryptostegia grandifolia or Rubber Vine is a vigorous growing tropical shrub/vine that is native to Madagascar. At one time it was cultivated there and later in India to produce a poor quality rubber latex. This fast growing tendriled vine blooms prolifically in warm climates with masses of large, showy tubular shaped purple flowers with 5 spreading lobes. The leaves are thick, waxy, attractive dark green well veined pointed ovals. Although it is commonly called a Purple Allamanda, it is a part of the Asclepiadaceae family, and not an allamanda. This vine has many beautiful ornamental uses, as it provides quick cover for a trellises and fences, or quick shade for an arbor, and non stop bloom nearly all year in the tropics and subtropics. It is easy grow and establishes quickly, and is very pest and disease resistant, but should be grown responsibly by pruning prior to the setting of seed to avoid having it spread into unintended areas. All parts of the Rubber Vine are toxic. The milky sap can cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. Due to invasive concerns, this plant cannot ship to be shipped to Hawaii.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.\n\n *Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: India Rubber Vine
- Bloom Form: Five petaled bell shape
- Mature Size: 12 to 15 feet runners
- Fragrance: None
- Suggested Uses: Trellis or other support.
- House Plant Adapative: Yes, but may require supplemental light to flower
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
- Climate: Tropical
- Color: Lavender
- Special Features: Fast growing, easy care
- Species: Cryptostegia grandifolia
- Sunlight: Full sun to very light shade
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11
- Watering: Moderate