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Curtain creeper, Vernonia creeper, Parda bel

24900

About Curtain Creeper

One of the most attractive vines, botanically known as Tarlmounia elliptical and belongs to the family Asteraceae. Leaves are alternate, shortly petiolate, oblong to elliptic. Vernonia creeper provides a deep green cover to most of the object.

The slender stems climb up and then fall down beautifully over a wall or railing and gives a live green fencing effect. The tender stems, all hanging down, form a curtain, hence the name Curtain creeper. This beautiful foliage plant, grown primarily for its habit of forming a lush green curtain on walls. This creeper is easy to grow and is commonly seen hanging over walls in cities.

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Description

 

Common Name Curtain creeper, Vernonia creeper, Parda bel
Maximum Reachable Height 1 to 1.5 meter
Flower Colour Yellow, orange, red, pink, white
Bloom Time February to March
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting And Care

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

The soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing curtain creeper plants.

 

Watering

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

Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 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 seasons.

Do not over-water the plant.

Apply water preferably in the morning or evening.

 

Application of Fertilizer

Loosen 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.

 

Repotting

When a plant outgrows 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.

 

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Plant Protection

Remove 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’ts

Do not 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.
Curtain 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 1 (Approx. 50 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 the plant healthy:

Sunlight Natural direct 3-6 hours of morning sunlight and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
Watering Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
Soil Soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content.
Temperature 25 to 30 degree Celsius
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Jan-Feb).

Curtain Creeper Special Feature

The varieties are used for live fencing instead of concrete or in containers or window boxes. Taller varieties in borders. Excellent in cutting gardens for both fresh cut and dried flowers.

Curtain Creeper Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

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