Category: Vine - Evergreen
Zones: 9 to 11
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade, Winter In
Woody vines with spines. The flower bracts are colorful. Blooms in winter. Jim Wilson recommends keeping the plant a little pot-bound for the first year, feeding monthly with a fertilizer for flowers but not when in bloom, pinch the tips to encourage blooming, when potting up, disturb the roots as little as possible.
Discovered by Admiral Louis de Bougainville in 1768 in Brazil.