Momordica rostrata Family: Curcurbitaceae. A attractive East African caudiciform vine related to cucumbers. It produces thin vines with lots of leaves and tendrils. The caudex is lumpy and brown. The vines will die back to the caudex in winter and regrow in the spring. Produces small orange flowers in the summer. Likes water during the growing season (but don't keep it too wet). The leaves and vines are fine in full sun, but the caudex could get sunburn in harsh summer sun. As it comes from tropical Africa it likes to be kept at 50 degrees or more year round. Keep dry in winter.
You will receive a plant shown in image 5 or one similar. Plants are shown in a 3.5" pot. Last image shows a mature plant. Please note that they are currently dormant, but should leaf out soon.
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