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Madeira Vine
Scientific Name: Anredera cordifolia (Ten.) Steenis
Synonym: Boussingaultia baselloides
Family: Basellaceae
Madeira Vine (Anredera  cordifolia)
Photo by Forest & Kim Starr, Photo # starr-010725-9001, courtesy of
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 12-28
USDA: 7b-11

Frost Tolerance: Dig the tubers out in areas with severe winter cold, store them in a frost free location and plant them again in the spring

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Paraguay to southern Brazil and northern Argentina

Growth Habits: Perennial vine, grows 20 feet in one season (6 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate to regular water

Propagation: Root cuttings, small tubers forming at the base of the leaves

Although it is widely cultivated as a decorative vine, the Madeira Vine is a major pest in many tropical regions of the world.

Photo by Forest & Kim Starr, Photo # starr-011025-0017, courtesy of

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