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Commonly known as Coral plant
Genus of two species of woody, evergreen, scandent climber from moist woodland in Chile.
Almost extinct or extinct in its native range through loss of habitat by the timber industry.
Attempts are being made in the UK to save the species through vegetative propagation.
Evergreen - heart-shaped, spiny leaves and clusters of spherical flowers.
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - grow against wall or fence or through a tree.
Partial shade - sheltered - mulch roots against frost in autumn
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - Chile
Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil - humus-rich, well drained