Dolichandra Unguis, Cat’s Claw

Category: Product ID: 1575


Common Name

Cat’s claw , Cortex Uncariae , life-giving vine of Peru , samento,Dolichandra unguis-cati, commonly known as cats claw creeper, funnel creeper,[2] or cats claw trumpet

Maximum Reachable Height

100 feet

Flower Colour


Bloom Time


Difficulty Level

easy to grow

Planting And Care

Plants love water but dont drown them.

That is, they dont like to sit in water, and they will die if the soil is too wet in winter.

The ideal soil is rich and loose, with good drainage.

One of the worst mistakes you can make is to not provide adequate drainage.
Dolichandra Unguis Care
plant care may require a bit of effort, but the results are well worth the work. Not all plants are fragrant, but the most common and hardy do produce a sweet, carrying fragrance. Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal. Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area.
This plant is native to the tropical dry forest of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. In these natural areas it occurs from sea level to over 600 meters above sea level and where the rainfall is 750 to 2400 mm per year. It can become invasive and it is present worldwide. It can affect all layers of plants of forest ecosystems by rapidly spreading both vertically and horizontally.


Full Sun




well-drained soil




Apply any organic fertilizer

Dolichandra Unguis Special Feature
Cats Claw is a Taoist Tonic Herb, which we consider to be one of the top 20 tonic herbs in the world. It gets it’s name from the hooks that exist on this vine, of which the bark and root are most commonly used.
Dolichandra Unguis Uses
Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Cat s claw is a plant

  • Two species of cat s claw, Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis, are of primary interest for use as medicine

  • Uncaria tomentosa is most commonly used in the U

  • , and Uncaria guianensis is typically used in Europe

  • Medicine is made from the root and bark



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