Plant Care Crossvine

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.

Taxonomy

Bignonia capreolata
Bignonia
Bignoniaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Crossvine

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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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 🚫.

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Nutrients

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.

FAQs
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!


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Care Summary for Crossvine

Crossvine

Crossvine


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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