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Petrea volubilis - Sandpaper Vine

Species: Petrea volubilis.

Common name: Sandpaper vine,
Botanic name: Petrea volubilis syn. Petrea kohautiana
Family: Verbenaceae

A twining vine with rough green leaves and spectacular tall clusters of purple flowers. It likes warm and humid conditions. The flowers come in raceme reaching over 1 foot long, the flowers lasts a couple of days but the blue calices remain much longer, slowly turning gray.

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