Plant Care Crossvine


About Crossvine

Cross-vine is a vigorous vine in the Bignoniaceae (trumpet creeper) family. It is native to the southeastern United States. In the wild, it is found in swampy forests and woodlands. It tolerates a wide variety of conditions, including coastal conditions, but prefers organically rich, well-drained soil. It blooms in late winter to early spring on new wood in clusters of two to five flowers.


Bignonia capreolata

How to care for Crossvine


How often to water your Crossvine

Water needs for Crossvine
0.5 cups
every 9

Crossvine 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 Crossvine

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 Crossvine in your home

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

Crossvine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Crossvine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Crossvine

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Crossvine: 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 Crossvine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Crossvine 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 Crossvine



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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