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Monday, October 8, 2012

Macfadyena unguis-cati - The Cat's Claw Creeper

Scientific name: Macfadyena unguis-cati

Doxantha unguis-cati, Batocydia unguis-cati, Bignonia tweedieana, Bignonia unguis-cati , Doxantha unguis-cati 

Common name: Cat's Claw Creeper/Ivy, Yellow Trumpet Vine
(Its tendrils look like cat's claws)
Chinese name: 猫爪藤 (mao zhua teng)

Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Tropical America

Category: Evergreen perennial clinging climber
Photograph taken at the rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama

More pictures and information here.

How to grow
Light : Full to partial sun
Soil : Sandy or clay soil
Water : Regular needs, plant is drought tolerant
Maintenance : Prune to check vigorous growth. 
Propagate : By seeds, cuttings or underground tubers

Features :
Spectacular flowers and dense foliage. It forms a thick screen / wall cover.

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