Common name: Petticoat vine, New Guinea creeper
Native to: New Guinea
Tecomanthe petticoat (Tecomanthe venusta) vine is also called New Guinea creeper, forest bell creeper and New Guinea trumpet vine. The descriptive name of pink petticoat vine refers to the thickly decorated wiry stems that are coated with layers of the hot pink blooms. The plant is a fast growing evergreen vine with waxy leaves and thick flower clusters.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun to light shade
Flowers: No flowers
Growth habit: Climbing vine
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant, prefers humidity
Height: Up to 6 metres
Spread: Up to 3 metres
Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched
Uses: Unusual vine with show stopping flowers, grown on trellises, fences or up trees.