cup of gold vine solandra maxima

My Cup of Gold vine is going nuts at the moment.  It took me a couple of years to figure out that it only blooms this time of the year. This particular vine is stretching in a couple of directions, 25 feet in one direction and almost 40 feet in the other.  It’s crazy!  I think I finally figured out how to get the vine to stay more compact instead of sending off tall runners.  The trick seems to be clipping back the tall runners constantly on the main branch.


Cup of Gold vine (Solandra maxima), is also known as  golden chalice vine, or Hawaiian lily.  It’s native to Mexico and Central America but it loves SoCal, too.  The vines I have growing around my yard all came from one cutting I grabbed from a neighbor’s vine about 6 years ago.  Probably the easiest plant I propagate.