Petrea Volubilis - Creepers & Climbers
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Petrea is Botanically known as Petrea volubilis from the Verbenaceae family. Common names are Purple Wreath, Sandpaper Vine, etc. It is a perennial evergreen flowering vine & it requires trelling or chain-like fencing or arbors for growing over it. It can be grown in big pots/containers.
Purple Wreath is a very lovely small climber with drooping long racemes of delicate violet-purple star-like flowers. It is a semi-shrub and semi-climber and the small wooden trunk develops artistic curves over the years. It looks as if an Ikebana expert has shaped it for his floral arrangement. It grows best in the sunshine. It flowers in Read More
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Frequently Asked Questions
It grows horizontally. Creepers are plants with stems that grow along the ground, around another plant / on a wall by means of extending stems or branches.
It grows vertically. Climbers are plants with a tender stem that grow with the help of external support. They climb over the other by twine or hook from their leaves & stems.
It depends on the plant varieties and the available space for spreading. In General, a creeper can spread up to 15 meters.
Perennial creepers/climbers are plants that live or grow for a long time (more than a year)
List of plants that can also grow in Indirect bright light is All money plants, Pink wall creeper, All thunbergia, Ipomoea cairica & Ipomoea black, Hari Champa, Cissus nodosa, Mandevilla, and Trachelospermum jasminoides.
Minimum 3 years needed for a creeper plants to cover 5-10 meter of walls. But it also depends on the Plant care and plant variety.
It is always good to read both together, Creepers grow horizontally, it creeps on the ground whereas Climbers grow vertically by external support by their twine, tendrils, and other supportive structure.
Minimum 4-6hours of direct bright light are necessary for flower plants to produce flowers. The soil should be well-drained, fertile, and organic in nature, the sandy-loam soil is the best soil for flowering plants.
The best Fertilizers are Organic fertilizers & Organic compost, manure to apply to your flowers. Remember Phosphorus based fertilizers are best to produce more flowers. Look at the descriptions of each plant for plant care guidelines.
There are some creepers like Curtain creeper, Elephant creeper, Dolichandra unguis cati, Thunbergia, Passion flower, Wall creeper, Ipomoea etc, are very suitable for making privacy or providing like structure for shade purpose.
Received plants in good and healthy condition. Packaging was perfect.
The plant was packed very well and the plant did not break and no spillage of mud too. Plant is also looking healthy
I bought a Petrea Volubilis creeper from Exotic Flora and it's now blooming with bright purplish flowers, adding a splash of color and beauty to my space. Huge appreciation for Exotic Flora’s patient and experienced customer service team, who guided me perfectly from selection to care. I’ll keep coming back to Exotic Flora.