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Cup of Gold Vine, Chalice Vine
Scientific Name: Solandra maxima (Sessé & Moc.) P.S. Green
Synonym: Solandra hartwegii, Solandra selerae
Family: Solanaceae
Cup of Gold Vine, Chalice Vine (Solandra  maxima) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 17, 21-26
USDA: 10, 9b with protection

Frost Tolerance: Semi tender in Phoenix, will suffer damage at 32° F (0°C) plant it under an overhang, against a wall.

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade, use east or north exposure in Phoenix

Origin: Southern Mexico to northern South America

Growth Habits: Vine to 30 feet (10 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings, layering

Striking vine with glossy leaves and large showy white to yellow flowers. A similar species S. guttata has hairy stems.

Cultural Practices:
You can plant container plants at any time, but October is ideal, since it is a time of rapid growth. Plant near a wall, and water well. Use a slow release fertilizer in the fall.

Blooming Habits:
The 6-8 inch flowers are chalice shaped. They have a yellow corolla , with 5 purple lines. They bloom usually from February until May.

Fruiting Habits:

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