Teddy Bear Vine growing creeping vine succulent of the genus Cyanotis also known as Cyanotis kewensis, Teddy Bear Vine perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant for the color of the leaves and also can be groundcover, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Leaves color green and under its purple in oval shape, leaves hairy like velvet.
Teddy Bear Vine flower
Flower color purple with yellow stamens, flower in triangular shape.
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Requirements for Teddy Bear Vine growing and care:
Moist soil, rich soil, organic matter, medium drainage, better to grow it as hanging plant to let it weep down, under the leaves it’s purple and if grown as hanging can be seen the colors of the plant if not it’s mostly green and just when leaf turn can see purple
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Propagating teddy bear vine by cutting:
Cut stem with 5 leaves (possible less) better to cut stem on the end of the stem before start to grow, when see the buds blown, possible to put it with water and switch every few days, better in the soil directly, keep moist soil and humidity, better to use potting soil or peat soil with perlite or vermiculite
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier than to start from cutting
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive (in the tropical)
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 10-11a and all the year hardiness zone 11b+
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant:
5-10cm, 2-4 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water, water regular when growing in container but let it dry little bit not fully dry before water, do not overwater
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half shade – too much sun will burn the plant / Full shade, almost full shade will perform better 0.85 shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, with light will grow better
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Summer to autumn
General information about the flower:
Purple triangular flowers with yellow stamens that create small pompon
Grow from seeds
20-25°C, little humidity, peat soil with vermiculite
Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry, room temperature
Spring in hardiness zone 10-11, all year in hardiness zone 12+
10*20cm, 4*8 inches
Depth of Sowing:
Cover lightly with soil 1mm
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Slightly moist soil, better little morning sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water, don’t let it dry and not overwater
Condition of seedling:
Keep soil slightly moist, do not overwater, potting soil or sandy soil with perlite and pot with enough hole for drainage