Brazilian Firecracker Vine, Candy Corn Vine

Manettia luteorubra, M. inflata, M. bicolor

Rubiaceae

Brazilian Firecracker Vine, Candy Corn Vine
The Brazilian Firecracker Vine produces a profusion of red-orange, yellow-tipped tubular flowers throughout the year on this dainty tropical twining vine. This is an easy to grow vine that is small enough for hanging baskets, small trellises or fences. Provide a moderately fertile, well-drained soil and a full to mostly sunny location for the best results. Attracts hummingbirds.

Members of the Coffee or Madder family, Rubiaceae, the Manettias do best in well drained, preferably acid soils. Few other vines have the flower power that these vines do once they are established. The Brazilian Firecracker Vine is a succulent, twining vine well suited as a vertical accent in container gardens. For a hardy perennial vine, check out its cousin the Firecracker Vine, Manettia cordifolia.

We have seen the Brazilian Firecracker Vine withstand the mildest winters in zone 8B. It appears to be tolerant of brief periods in the upper 20oF's in well-drained soils and with protection from freezing winds. To ensure survival protect from freezing temperatures and it can easily be overwintered indoors in a well-lit, preferably sunny, warm window.

Grows To: 3-8'H(-12'H)

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11,(9A? with protection)

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Indoor Light: Direct sunlight

pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral

Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained, fertile soils.

Native To / Origin: Paraguay, Uruguay

See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions

Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

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