Queen’s Wreath Planting
Native to Central and South America, the purple wreath plant is a woody vine that blooms multiple times throughout the year, primarily in the spring and early summer. You can also try the cultivar ‘Albiflora’ for white blooms instead of purple. The leaves are rough and have a sandpaper like feel.
Queen’s wreath is often propagated from cuttings or air layering. You can grow the vines from seed, but it may take a couple of years before you can enjoy the purple blooms, notes Missouri Botanical Garden.
When you get a plant from a nursery or are ready to transplant your young plant to your garden, plant the root ball at the same depth as the original container. Cover the root ball with soil and water immediately to firm the soil and moisten the root ball, advises Auckland Botanic Gardens. Young plants need regular watering to keep the soil and root ball moist. Ensure the vines have a trellis, tree or fence to provide support for the growing vines.
Petrea Volubilis Plant Care
This plant grows best in full sun but will also tolerate part shade. They generally tolerate wind and salt; however, keep vines in a location where they are protected from strong winds. Queen’s wreath vines prefer fertile and well-drained soil.
Fertilize once per year when new growth begins. Auckland Botanic Gardens recommends using a balanced, organic-based fertilizer. Follow the application instructions on the package. Use an organic mulch each year around the plant to help control weeds and keep the soil moist.
If you live in cooler climates, protect the vines from cold and frost. Leaves may drop in cooler climates. If you are growing queen’s wreath in a container, move it indoors during winter months to a location where it will be warm and still have plenty of sun.