Ylang Ylang Vine (Artabotrys hexapetalus)
This listing is for FIVE (5) Ylang-Ylang VINE (Artabotrys hexapetalus) SEEDS grown in our Haiku, Maui Garden. Add this easy to grow exotic plant to your collection. Ylang Ylang flowers are famous for their exotic scent. These seeds are freshly collected from our vine and shipped dry. Please plan on keeping 75-85 degrees at all times. Please be patient growing this plant from a seed-it may take up to SIX (6) MONTHS or more before it will germinate fro you. Start in containers of good potting soil (Miracle gro). It is a vine and once the plant is about 12" high it will take off and grow a lot faster. We suggest putting a label + date on your container so you do not foget what you planted in it.
Many people say that Ylang-Ylang flowers have the same scent as 'Juicy Fruit' brand gum, sort of a 'tutti-frutti' scent. It does smell similar to that brand of chewing gum, only much better, like a sweet deeply complex perfume. The seeds found inside each of the small yellow fruits are shown. The little bit of pulp found in the ripe fruit is actually edible, tastes like a sugarless mango. The bulk of the fruit is two large seeds, about the size of an almond.
Ylang Ylang Vine is very easy to grow once it germinates. Please label and date your seeds, they will take anywhere from 3 to 9 MONTHS to start to show seedlings above the soil surface. Like many vines, this plant is slow to start growing but will take off in the 2nd year of growth. Plant your Ylang Ylang vine seeds in individual containers of good potting soil. Keep evenly watered and warm (75-85 degrees) at all times. Once you have a good root system and the plant is about 12" high you can plant directly in the soil in warm climates. Keep in a container and move indoors if it gets below 70 degrees ever where you live.
Please also see our listing for our beautifully scented Ylang Ylang Essential oil soap.
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