Manettia inflata

Manettia inflata

Candy corn plant

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Manettia inflata
  • Common name: Candy corn plant
  • Family: Rubiaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Red

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Candy corn plant, Manettia inflata, is a vigorous tropical climber native to South America. It bears slightly hairy, tubular, red-orange flowers with yellow tips. It’s perfect for growing as a conservatory climber but it may also be planted in a hanging basket or pot placed on a high shelf, where its leafy twining stems can cascade down. 

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For best results grow Manettia inflata in peat-free, multi-purpose compost in full sun. Water and mist regularly during the growing season, ensuring the compost is kept moist, but reduce watering in winter. Cut the stems back by half in spring, to maintain its shape and vigour. In summer average room temperatures should be 25° C but should fall no lower than 13° C.

How to grow Manettia inflata

  • Plant size

    18m height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Manettia inflata and wildlife

Manettia inflata has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Manettia inflata poisonous?

Manettia inflata has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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