In this Gardener's HQ guide, we'll explore cultivating Boussingaultia / Anredera plants in your garden, indoor spaces, and other settings.
Plants of the genus Boussingaultia (Anredera) are half hardy perennial climbers; they have recently been reclassified to the Anredera genus.
They typically flower at the end of summer or the beginning of autumn with small clustered white flowers.
Anredera are often referred to by the common name of Madeira Vine or Mignonette vine.
Madeira Vine by John Tann.
As they are climbers they should be grown on a trellis.
These plants can grow uncontrollably and are considered an invasive pest in many areas so please be careful of your local conditions when considering growing this plant in your garden.
When growing Boussingaultia / Anredera directly outdoors it is best to sow seeds just below the surface.
While tubers should be sunk at a depth of 5 cm (2 inches) in early spring before the last frost of winter.
If planting indoors then Madeira Vine should be started about 7 weeks before putting out.
They normally take about one month to germinate when kept at a temperature of 15 to 16 degrees Celsius.
When transplanting Madeira vine outdoors they should be planted at a spacing of about 60 to 80 cm apart after the last frost of spring
Locate in a sunny part of the garden with light sandy humus rich soil.
Anredera cordifolia by Petrichor.
Plants should be kept moist when growing, but the soil must be dry for the rest of the year.
It may be required to cut back Madeira vines to the ground if they have suffered frost damage, otherwise cut them back by 50% every spring.
The Boussingaultia genus includes approximately 2 species.
Yes, Boussingaultia plants can be attractive additions to gardens for their trailing growth habit.
Boussingaultia baselloides (Madeira Vine) is the most commonly grown species.
No, Boussingaultia plants are not known for their fragrance.
Boussingaultia prefers a location with full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
Currently, Boussingaultia baselloides (Madeira Vine) is considered invasive in some southern states of the USA.
Remove Boussingaultia by carefully digging up the entire plant, ensuring all roots are removed to prevent regrowth.
The Boussingaultia genus, also known as Madeira-vine, belongs to the Basellaceae family and is native to South America. These climbing vines are known for their heart-shaped leaves and clusters of fragrant, white flowers.
Boussingaultia thrive in full sun to partial shade, in fertile, well-drained soil. They are generally grown from tubers planted in the spring. While they prefer regular watering, they can tolerate short periods of drought. However, be mindful as they can become invasive if conditions are optimal.