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Family: POLYGONACEAE 

 Antigonon leptopus
 
  
Author:  William Jackson Hooker & George Arnott Walker Arnott 1838
Family:  Polygonaceae
Habitat:  Nayarit, Mexico (Samoa, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Galapagos...)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  10 meters
Flower:  White, Reddish to Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Mexican Creeper, Mountain Rose, Confederate Vine, Chain-of-Love, Hearts on a Chain, Love-Vine, Coral Bells, Coral Vine, Queen's Jewels, Queen’s Wreath
Synonyms:  Corculum leptopus, Stuntz 1913. Antigonon cinerascens M. Martens & Galeotti, 1843. Antigonon cordatum M. Martens & Galeotti, 1843. Antigonon platypus Hook. & Arn. 1838.

Photo by Professor Gerald D. Carr.

   This member of the Polygonaceae family was described by William Jackson Hooker and George Arnott Walker Arnott in 1838. It was originally found in  Nayarit, Mexico, but can now be found in most warm areas like Samoa, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Galapagos and others. It grows in most kinds of soil, but prefers a well drained soil. It needs some water and lots of sun. The swollen parts of the roots can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the vines will grow for up to ten meters, the flowers are from white over reddish to pink.