Classifications and Characteristics
|Plant Growth Form
|Climber, Vine & Liana
|Lifespan (in Singapore)
|Preferred Climate Zone
Description and Ethnobotany
|Thin wiry vine, often woody at the base.
|Leaves mid - dark green, to 12cm long by 5cm wide.
|Flowers fragrant, with a vanilla like scent; to 3cm across. Petals very pale yellow - dull yellow, in some forms with a warm violet tinge, densely hairy. Corona lobes white - cream, red- dark red towards the centre.
|Desirable Plant Features
|Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
|Usage Hazard - Cons
|Toxic Upon Ingestion
|Usage Hazard - Cons Remarks
|Avoid contact with milky/ white sap as it may cause skin irritation in certain individuals. Keep plants away from children and pets as sap could be toxic.
Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal
Plant Care and Propagation
|Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
|Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Easy to Grow
|Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects
|Mature Foliage Colour(s)
|Mature Foliage Texture(s)
|Cream / Off-White, Red, White, Yellow / Golden
|Velvety / Furry / Tomentose
|Cluster / Inflorescence
|The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.