Descriptions and articles about the Garlicvine, scientifically known as Mansoa alliacea (Lam.) A. H. Gentry in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; D. It is cataloged under two main Latin names, Mansoa alliacea and Pseudocalymma alliaceum, although several other synonyms are used as well. Its Spanish. Mansoaalliacea (Lam.) is used for fevers, colds, cough, and upper respiratory condition. In present study, phytochemical analysis of different.

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Manosa alliaceum Adenocalymma pachypu Adenocalymma sagotii Bignonia alliacea Pachyptera alliacea Pseudocalymma alliaceum Pseudocalymma pachypus Pseudocalymma sagotti. Mansoa alliacea is an evergreen climbing plant native to tropical South America, where it grows wild in the tropical rainforests of Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, the Guianas and in Costa Rica. It is especially abundant in the forests near the Amazon, Ucayali and in the Peruvian Amazon. It grows into a semi-woody vine that aoliacea itself around the trunk of a large tree for support as it climbs skywards to reach for sunlight.

The terminal leaflet of this plant is often modified into a tendril that helps the vine to cling onto a support. Mansoa alliacea is an ornamental evergreen vine, The leaves are bright green. Two special features makes this plant pretty unique: First, the tri-colour blooms. Secondly, its specific garlic-like odor when parts of plants are crushed. Deep lavender flowers with white al,iacea are fading to a paler lavender as they mature.

Three different colour of flowers can be seen at the same time on the plant. The vine blooms heavily twice a year: Crushed leaves smell like garlic, although of course the plant is not related to the common edible onion or garlic at all.


Usually the odor is noticed when its leaves are crushed or when prune its branches. Mansoa alliacea is a vine with a moderate growth rate. It can be grown in containers and should be trimmed after the flowers are gone. Plants in cm inch pots should be kept them to about 90cm 35 inch height; one way to keep them within reasonable limits is to train new growth around an inverted hoop of rattan cane or wire.

Outdoors grown Mansoa alliacea should not be overly pruned as flower buds appear on new growth. By pruning away the vines to keep new growth in check, plants will became flowerless.

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Outdoors, plant the Mansoa alliacea in full sun position. Although the plant accept half-shade, but positioning them in a totally shaded location, should be avoided.

Mansoa alliacea likes warm temperatures in summer and cooler in winter. Ideally for subtropical regions only, when grown outdoors.

During the active growing period water plentifully — enough to keep the potting mixture thoroughly moist, but do not overwater.

Requires regular watering, especially during the flowering period.

Mansoa alliacea

Reduce watering in resting period. Water just enough to make the potting mixture moist, but allow the top centimeter 0. Apply mansox liquid fertiliser once every two weeks during the active growth period. Mansoa alliacea does well in compost-enriched soil that is well-draining. Move the young plants of Mansoa alliacea into pots one or two size lagers in summer. Keep it well-watered so that plants do not shed its lower leaves which can make vines look straggly.

The plant is a climbing vine that turns woody and heavy over time. Hence it is recommended to grow it on a strong timber trellis in an exposed area where it can receive direct sunshine for most of the day.

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Mansoa alliacea is a showy climbing vine for strong supportive structures. Mansoa alliacea can be propagate from alliaceaa. Semi-hardwood cuttings can be taken for propagation. Each stem should have at least nodes and can be stuck into a mixture of sand and compost to start the rooting process, after removing some leaves to reduce water loss. It said that this houseplant pushes out all the bad luck from the house.

It is one of the most rewarding flowering vines, bearing beautiful lavender hued bell shaped flowers. Mansoa alliacea serves a two in one purpose of air purification and treatments as will be mentioned bellow. Mansoa alliadea is great for chain link fences or any fenceor a large trellis.

It can be grown as a loose flowy bush, but is most attractive on supports, fences, trellises, pergolas, etc. It is a vigorous grower and establishes quickly. This plant is even used as substitute for garlic in food. The entire plant — roots, stems and leaves — is used in herbal medicine systems in Peru and Brazil. It is considered analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and anti-pyretic.

Both the bark and the leaves are used in tinctures and decoctions. In addition, the leaves are also used as a common remedy for coughs, colds, flu and pneumonia and as a purgative.

Foliage — green Shape — climbing and trailing Height: Mansoa alliacea Common name: Adenocalymma alliaceum Adenocalymma pachypu Adenocalymma sagotii Bignonia alliacea Pachyptera alliacea Pseudocalymma alliaceum Pseudocalymma pachypus Pseudocalymma sagotti Mansoa alliacea. Hippeastrum hybrids Agave americana. Growing Habit Climber Ground cover. Who’s Online 0 Members. Powered on Amazon cloud.