ARGYREIA NERVOSA-HAWAIIAN BABY WOODROSE- MADAGASCAR STRAIN- 10 SEED
Each pack contains Argyreia Nervosa var. Nervosa seeds. These are
high quality flower seeds that are identical to the Hawaiian Strain
seeds in every way, including the fuzzy outer coat. They are the same
species except that the original genetics were collected in
Madagascar. We also offer Argyreia Nervosa var. Nervosa seeds
collected in Hawaii as well as seeds of Argyriea Nervosa var.
Speciosa, also known as the Ghana Strain. Those that are familiar with
the Madagascar Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds seem to indicate that the
Madagascar strain will perform just as well as seeds from Hawaii. But
these will allow growers to collect some new genetics.
More commonly known as Hawaiian Baby Woodrose or elephant creeper,
this perennial flowering vine is in the same family as morning glory
(Convolvulaceae) and has similar characteristics. The name Hawaiian
Baby Woodrose is said to be derived from the appearance of the seed
pods which look like little wooden roses. Its leaves are heart-shaped
and its trumpet-shaped flowers are white with deep purple throats.
This species is not to be confused with Hawaiian Woodrose, which is
another plant entirely. A. Nervosa is said to originate in Asia
(Bangladesh) despite the plant?s more popular association with Hawaii.
A. nervosa plants are slow-growing at first but will grow rapidly
after reaching about twelve inches and can easily reach thirty feet
with maturity. Since A. Nerovsa is a vine, it will need structure to
climb and is especially useful in providing floral decor for fences,
mailbox and trellis. These plants can be grown outdoors all year round
where temperatures do not freeze or be put in pots and be brought
indoors for the winter elsewhere. Cuttings can also be taken by
layering. The roots, leaves and seeds were used in traditional
Ayurvedic medicine for a variety of purposes including, purification,
nervous system support, joint health and sexual arousal. Despite
traditional use in India, the seeds should not be used in the United
States because they contain compounds that are illegal to ingest.
Given its Asian origin, this plant does not appear to have been a part
of South American shamanic traditions as some sources indicate.
However, it is now cultivated in tropical America as an ornamental
Hawaiian Baby Woodrose likes a soil that is rich, well-draining and
has good airflow. Plant your seeds with the root facing down at a
depth of about ??. Keep the soil consistently moist (not wet) at room
temperature. From this point on, your seedlings should be easy to
grow. Established plants enjoy plenty of sunlight but will survive
indoors (without flowering) as well.