How to grow Solandra maxima

Solandra maxima grow and care – vine of the genus Solandra also known as Cup of gold vine or Hawaiian Lily, Solandra maxima perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color green, some cultivars can be purple or white edges, in the in the size 10-15 cm in elliptic shape.

Solandra maxima flower

Flower fragrant in the color yellow to orange with purple stripes in the middle of every petal, there are five petals, the size of the 10-20+ cm.

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How to grow Solandra maxima growing and care:

Frost free, trellising

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, invasive, poisonous

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:
Spider mites

Pruning season:
All year but better after the flower

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
7-15 m, 21-45 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Mostly all year, especially winter and autumn

General information about the flower
Big yellow to orange with purple stripes in the middle of every petal, there are five petals, the size of the 10-20+ cm

Scientific name:

Solandra maxima

How to grow Solandra maxima

Solandra maxima flowers

Growing Solandra maxima

Solandra maxima


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Purple leaf
  • White leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
  • Vine
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13