Solandra maxima is a
vigorous enthusiastic plant in every setting that I have seen it.
The warm yellow flowers can be as much as six inches across. The
large dark green foliage makes Solandra maxima an appropriate choice for
any garden that aspires to be tropical. And the low water needs make
the Cup of Gold Vine a good choice for the water thrifty garden as
well. The Cup of Gold Vine will survuve temperatures into the
low 20°s F but looks much better if temperatures stay in the low 30's.
Solandra maxima is a robust vine with a fair amount of wood and can
almost grow unsupported if it is tip pruned. Solandra maxima will
easily climb up 2 stories if you provide adequate support. Thankfully
Solandra maxima is resilient when pruned hard. I had to do this to
be able to open a garage door. And the Cup of Gold Vine recovered
quickly. Just about everything about this plant is
worthy of the species name maxima.
High resolution photos of Solandra maxima, the Cup of Gold Vine are part of our garden image collection.