Amazon Cucumber, Psiguria umbrosa

Amazon Cucumber

FAMILY:
Cucurbitaceae

ORIGIN:
Neotropical America

DESCRIPTION:
Climbing or pendulous plant with tendrils; inflorescence has long peduncle culminating with small, orange flowers

CULTIVATION:
Water moderately; fertilize monthly; part shade to full sun

PROPAGATION:
Cuttings

COMMENTS:
Pollen from the Amazon Cucumber plant enables longwing butterflies of the Heliconius genus to have extended lifespans of up to four or five months.

 

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