Friday, February 21, 2014

Rangoon creeper @ home

Rangoon creeper, also known as Chinese Honeysuckle and “Irangun Malli” in Tamil is a vine with red flower clusters that found in Asia and many other parts of the world either as a cultivated ornamental or run wild. The creeper seen rooted commonly only in a small hole in cemented ground, grown exactly the way it described at one of the corner of our house, thriving and climbing high on the Frangipani tree.

Bunch of flower @ neighborhood
The Rangoon creeper is a ligneous vine that can reach from 2.5 meters to up to 8 meters, has leaves that are elliptical with an acuminate tip and a rounded base. The clusters of flowers that are fragrant and tubular, opens white in color which changes to pink, red and finally to deep maroon. The plant grows on a support is very useful in covering fences and walls and the growth rate of the plant is generally fast and don’t make heavy fertilizer demand.

Rangoon creeper
Rangoon creepers being a vigorous twining climber, booms profusely throughout summer can reach as much as 70 feet in tropical climates. The creeper that does like medium to bright light is found in thickets or secondary forests of the Philippines, India and Malaysia.

These pictures were shot in September 2013 and the picture above is a close-up macro on the flowers.

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow. just beautiful!

Indrani said...

I didn't know the name. They are beautiful!

George said...

The blossoms of this plant are beautiful. I can understand why it is sometimes used to cover fences and walls.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow that's so crazy that they can reach 70 feet. The Rangoon creeper is lovely.

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful plant/flower, Jeevan. Love the colors--and especially the fact that the colors change.

We have a Virginia Creeper here --which grows up big trees and TAKES over. Talk about an invasive vine.. It IS --and it's not nearly as pretty as your Creeper.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sandhya said...

We had this at our old house! Beautiful flowers with mild fragrance!

Destination Infinity said...

Excellent pics and beautiful flowers. I am trying to grow one small plant in a pot, and that keeps falling down! I wonder how people grow large gardens!!

Destination Infinity

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow, they are beautiful! I'm amazed by the idea that they can grow to be 70 feet!

ashok said...

lovely flowers

Ash said...

Beautiful!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers. I think I have not noticed it so far.

Elsie Amata said...

These are so beautiful, Jeevan. I can't wait to start seeing flower buds around here. This winter has been harsh.

ladyfi said...

What lovely flowers! Nice shots.

Pattu Raj said...

Lovely picture of the flowers. This plant will grow so fast and high, my sister has left it trailing on Bougenvilla. Both the trees looks so pretty in season.A sight to sore eyes.

deeps said...

didnt know its name until now..
:)

Twilight Man said...

Goodness! These flowers are so pretty and colourful. I have never seen them in Malaysia.