Plant Care Coral Vine

Coral Vine

About Coral Vine

Coral Vine is a fast-growing, tropical climbing vine with tuberous roots. It is a native of Mexico and Central America. The vine can grow up to 40 feet high in its native habitats and climbs up into the canopy of trees. It has been classified as an invasive species in the United States because of its aggressive growth.


Antigonon leptopus

Also known as

coral vine, Coralita, bee bush, San Miguelito vine and Coral Vine, Queen's Wreath, Mexican Creeper, Chain of Love

How to care for Coral Vine


How often to water your Coral Vine

Water needs for Coral Vine
0.5 cups
every 9

Coral Vine needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Coral Vine

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Coral Vine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Coral Vine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Coral Vine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Coral Vine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Coral Vine in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Coral Vine

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Coral Vine: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Coral Vine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Coral Vine is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Coral Vine

Coral Vine

Coral Vine

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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