SOLANDRA LONGIFLORA – CUP OF GOLD
Solandra longiflora is a spectacular shrub/climber form of the ‘Golden Chalice vine’ or ‘Cup of Gold’ it may grow to 2 meters. It belongs to the Solanaceae family and it originates from Cuba, Jamaica, The Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
Solandra longiflora is the petite sister of Solandra maxima so to speak, the flowers are frilled on the edge of the petals and it flowers a paler yellow and fades the same way as maxima to gold.
The flowers have a matching size of 25 to 30 cm long and 12 cm diameter and form the shape of a cup as implied by its name. They are yellow with five brown-red lines inside and will gradually turn to a gold color with the added bonus of producing a sweet perfume like coconut.
It is often seen in seaside roadside plantings by councils as it is salt hardy. It is salt hardy and spectacular when seen with its huge flowers readily prominent.
Like the Golden Chalice vine does not like frost much.
THIS A DIFFICULT PLANT TO FIND!