Spiral Vined Silk Pod
Multi-colored flowers peek out from bright green leaves, and bloom from green, white, yellow, orange, pink and even purple. Pods follow the blooms with silky hairs inside. The plant is the host of butterflies in the Idea species. Flowers occur from April – October.
This very rare plant produces a versatile multi-purpose tree that is perfect for the plant collector. Although a tropical plant it is moderately drought tolerant but must be protected from frost. Seedlings will need a lot of light to grow well. Blossoms attract pollinators, like butterflies and hummingbirds, filling the plant with all kinds of activity. This tree is highly prized by collectors worldwide and seed is hard to get so don’t wait and buy yours today!
1. Native to India and Asia
2. First described by Robert Brown in 1810
3. Brown named this genus in honor of James Parsons a noted physician of the time