Originally from Africa. This variegated form is very rare.
It makes a dramatic statement. Top of leaves are velvety to the touch. Have really beautiful leaf pattern.
With age leaves are getting quite nice size approx. 10"-12" across.
It is a counter clockwise twining vine- grown for its colorful, variegated foliage. Heart shaped leaves are coppery green, dark green & dark purple color. The back of the leaves are vivid purple color. It is velvety to the touch
Very speedy grower - In a single growing season, grows about 15-20 Ft
Fully covers fence rapidly. - Loves to climb on tree trunk.
COLD HARDINESS: zone 9
LIGHT REQUIREMENT: does well in sun, shade, partial sun.
Loves organic, rich soil-
Goes dormant below 36 F- breaks dormancy, late spring..
If winter temps are above 36- F- vine does not go dormant.