21 responses to “Strongylodon macrobotrys”

  1. Carol Ross

    Such a beautiful flower! I wonder if it is ever grown as a houseplant or outside in southern US gardens.

  2. Susan

    There is a beautiful Strongylodon macrobotrys in the conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, USA

  3. Alex Jablanczy

    Philippines then is the same idea as Madagascar, an island which was isolated enough that it was almost a separate continent with its own flora and fauna. We were richer than we knew until the chain saw and globalisation arrived.
    Again while the pictures are beautiful the links make this site.

  4. Ann H Young

    I have seen a similiar jade vine blooming at the The McKay Botanical Gardens, a small public garden, in Vero Beach,Florida in Feb or March. It was stunning in color and length of total blooms.

  5. Crystal Rogers

    I believe this is the vine I saw last year at the Atlanta, Georgia Botanical Garden greenhouse.

  6. David Midgley

    Nice photo! This is one of my favourite plants. The only specimen I’ve ever seen was in the Flecker Botanic Gardens, in Cairns, northern Queensland, Australia. If anyone’s interested and in the area in August/September. The plant is growing over a pegoda outside the toilets on the eastern edge of the gardens.
    Here’s a quick snap of that specimen, my photo isnt nearly as nice as Anne’s.

  7. Margaret-Rae Davis

    The colours of this vine are wonderful. Nature shows us so many interesting colour combinations.
    This is a great Photograph.
    Thank you,


    At risk of sounding like a terrible skeptic, the pix reminds me of an old hand tinted photo, from fifty or sixty years ago……….

  9. Tina Trivett

    Wow, nature never ceases to amaze me with her brilliance!

  10. Beverley

    Strongylodon macrobotrys – Z10 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Strongylodon macrobotrys – minimum 15 degrees C/59 degrees F – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  11. Mele

    I love this plant! We grow the Blue Jade Vine all around my house in Hawaii, it thrives in the climate here

  12. Emma

    Thank you for this beautiful picture and information! Six years ago, my husband and I saw them in a small garden outside a restaurant as we drove to Hilo on the big island of Hawaii. There was no identifying marker. We have always called them the “moon flowers” because we thought the flowers looked like pale crescent moons. To finally see a picture and learn about this plant was a wonderful surprise.

  13. Carole

    It’s flowering spectacularly right now in the Cairns Botanical Gardens, Australia. Winter is the time to see it… cascading from the pergola entrance to the eastern edge toilet block.

  14. Jade

    This plant just finished flowering in a garden a few doors up from us in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia! It lasted about 4 weeks or so, and was my first introduction to turquoise flowers, but as I see, it might be my only one, because I’ve not seen another flower that colour before!

  15. Beverly King

    I saw one in Japan, when visiting. April 2006.
    In one of Tokyo’s Botanical Gardens.
    It was so unusual to me that I took a picture.
    I love your picture, mine was not so close up. But showed more of the plant…

  16. marya

    Jade vine is truly amazing. I hope you can see it when it flowers and all its inflorescence wrapped around a huge tree trunk!

  17. sharon deschler

    an amazing plant that grows well in my home town near durban in south africa.very difficult to propagate?anybody got any clues for easier propagation.

  18. Denis

    It is a rare color in the world of flowering plants.
    Ixia viridiflora (http://botanyphoto.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/2008/05/ixia_viridiflora.php) is the only other one to come to mind, but I recall there is another plant with a bloom in a similar color from southern Africa whose name excapes me for the moment. It made me wonder if they had a common polinator that they were attempting to attract (possibly the beetle mentioned in the BPD entry).

  19. Denis

    It’s Lachenalia viridiflora, mentioned in the comments section in the Ixia entry.
    Daniel, perhaps this is a good subject for a Botany Photo of the Day in the near future.

  20. Amanda

    There is a Strongylodon macrobotrys growing in the bannanna house at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.

  21. chris

    there is a very large beautiful plant at the miami botanical garden in florida, took some seed from the ground to germinate the plant but no result, so i bought one.

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