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Garlic Creeper, Mansoa Alliacea

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Description

Garlic creeper is a delight to grow as it shoots up very fast. Garlic Vine is one of the most rewarding, flowering vines that you can grow. Interestingly enough it smells like garlic.

  • What makes it special: One of the best attractive flowering climber plants.
  • Low maintenance plant.
  • The perfect plant for outdoor gardens.

Manson alliacea, or Garlic vine, is a species of tropical in the trumpet creeper family that is Bignoniaceae. Garlic creeper is a beautiful ornamental vine with opposite leaves divided into two ovate leaflets. The flowers are funnel-shaped and purple to white in color.

Garlic Vine is one of the most rewarding, flowering vines that you can grow. Interestingly enough it smells like garlic. However, it doesn’t smell if the plant is left alone, only when the leaves are crushed. The smell is because it contains sulfur like allin and allyl sulphides that the garlic has.

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Description

 

Common Name Garlic vine
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 3 meter
Flower Colour Purple-white
Bloom Time October-March
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting And Care

 

Refer our Beginners garden guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

 

Light Requirement

At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plants to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day. .

soil should be well-drained and rich in organic content for growing garlic creeper plants.

WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.

Apply 4 cups (Approx. 200 ml) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.

As a rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy season.

Do not over-water the plant.

Apply water preferably in the morning or evening.

Application of FertilizerLoosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).

Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

 

Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in the current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.

Do the repotting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.

For the re-potting procedure click here

 

 

Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and dispose of them away from the planting area.

Spray Neem, Eucalyptus, or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

 

Don’t Do over-water the plant especially when the pot does not have drainage holes.

Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves because it may cause fungus infection.

Garlic Creeper Care

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.

Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.

Apply 4 cups (Approx. 200 ml) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.

Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

 

Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

Sunlight Natural direct 3-6 hours of morning sunlight and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
Watering Apply 4 cups (Approx. 200 ml) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
Soil Soil should be a good drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
Temperature 25 to 35 degree Celsius
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).

Garlic Creeper Special Feature

The flowers are funnel-shaped with attractive Purple with white color.

Garlic Creeper Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

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