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Coconut A-Peel® Black-Eyed Susan Vine

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Coconut A-Peel® Black-Eyed Susan Vine or Thunbergia alata is an evergreen vining plant that may just be your new favorite plant. This fast-growing vine is a natural climber that can grow up to 8 feet long. The vines are dotted with lovely 5-lobed cream-colored flowers with a black eye and glossy heart-shaped foliage. This plant is very low maintenance, so you can sit back and enjoy flowers throughout the spring and summer.

Use this vining plant as a thriller in containers or engulf a landscape with greenery. This plant is a climber, and if it is not given a trellis or something to latch onto, it will find something. Plants grown in hanging baskets typically climb up the hanging supports of the baskets, and plants without a trellis will reach along the ground until encountering another plant or a building it can climb. The Coconut A-Peel® Black-Eyed Susan Vine hails from the tropics of eastern Africa. It is heat-tolerant and grows as a perennial in USDA growing zones 10 and 11. The plant is grown as an annual in other zones.

Coconut A-Peel® Black-Eyed Susan Vine Plant Care

Use rich, loamy, and well-draining soil. Black-Eyed Susan Vine prefers soil with a pH of 6.8 to 7.7. Soil should be kept evenly moist so water when the very top layer of the soil starts to dry out. Potted plants will dry out more quickly and may need water daily, especially during heat waves or dry periods. This plant needs part sun to full sun, so select a spot that receives at least 4 to 6 hours of daily sunlight. Fertilize the plant every 4 to 6 weeks to keep the vine covered in blooms during the growing season. Feed potted Black-Eyed Susan Vine every 2 to 3 weeks to support healthy, blooming plants.

Deadheading is unnecessary, but pinch back spent flowers and remove overgrowth as needed. This plant will overtake a space, so redirect or trim back wayward vines. Black-Eyed Susan Vine can be brought indoors for the winter in cold regions, but be careful because this plant is a vigorous grower that needs space.

Coconut A-Peel® Black-Eyed Susan Vine Plant Spacing

Vines are a natural fit for hanging baskets, and the Coconut A-Peel® Black-Eyed Susan Vine will not disappoint thanks to its stems that can trail up to 8 feet in length. A 12-inch container is enough space for 1 to 3 plants. This plant can spread out 18 to 24 inches, but space the plants 14 to 16 inches apart so they will have enough room but slightly overlap and create a curtain of greenery and blooms.

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.