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Balloon Vine Cardiospermum halicacabum

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
kar-dee-oh-SPER-mum hal-ee-KAY-ka-bum
Description

Sow seeds directly outdoors or start indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting; has square stems and deeply cut leaves; can be used for light screening

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cardiospermum
    Species:
    halicacabum
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropics & Subtropics
    Climbing Method:
    Tendrils
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Vine
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Green
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    light green seed pods
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Description:
    Small, white flowers; three-sided
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Deeply cut leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Square
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Screen/Privacy