Pandorea jasminoides


evergreen climbing plant, native to Australia and Malaysia; it has vigorous growth, and develops rapidly up to a height of 4-5 meters; the stems are thin and very branched, of a bright green color, they tend to lignify at the base. The leaves are imparipinnate, consisting of 5-7 small lance-shaped leaves, fairly thick and leathery, dark green. From late spring until late summer they produce numerous bell-shaped flowers, with an enlarged corolla, which has five lobes; the flowers are light pink, with a fuchsia throat, and give off a delicate fragrance, there are also varieties with pure white flowers. The flowers are followed by small oval fruits, which in autumn release many dark seeds. P. andorrana has smaller flowers, gathered in clusters, of pink, white color and there are also cultivars with golden yellow flower.


To best develop Pandorea jasminoides, it is advisable to place it in a sunny, or even partially shaded, place; excessively shaded exposure can cause poor flowering; Pandorae can withstand temperatures of a few degrees below zero, but long lasting intense frosts cause significant damage to plants, which can also lose the entire aerial part. To keep the plants at their best it is therefore advisable to place them in a sheltered position from the wind, another factor that can compromise the health of Pandorea jasminoides and, in regions with very cold winters, even from the cold. For this reason, in areas with cold winters, it is advisable to grow plants in a container, and place them in a cold greenhouse from November to February.


As for the correct supply of water, during the spring and summer months, it is good to water regularly, especially the young specimens; these creepers can withstand even long periods of drought, and it is advisable to wait for the soil to dry perfectly between one watering and another; during the cold months it is watered sporadically, moistening the ground during the temperate days. In autumn, bury mature organic fertilizer at the foot of the plant; from March to September, provide fertilizer for flowering plants, every 15-20 days, dissolved in the water used for watering.


Pandorea jasminoides plants generally develop without problems in any soil, as long as this is very well drained; compost compost can be used, mixed with universal soil, little sand and little lapillus or pumice stone. The potted specimens generally need to be repotted every year, in autumn or at the end of winter to allow a better development of the root system.


The multiplication of Pandorea jasminoides occurs by seed, in spring, or by cuttings in spring or autumn.

Pandorea jasminoides: Parasites and Diseases

The flowers of this kind of plant are often attacked by aphids. For this reason, it is good to intervene with specific antiparasitic products that allow to protect the specimens from the effects of these parasites. It is also possible to adopt natural methods, with a water-based preparation, in which garlic heads will be boiled. The water will be vaporized on the specimens attacked by the aphids, to quickly eliminate the problem.