Also known as firecracker vines, candy corn vines are native to rain forests in Central and South America. The blossoms are tube with yellow tips, which makes them seem just like pieces of candy corn or lit fireworks. Easy to grow and sturdy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10a through 11, candy corn vines bloom continuously and can increase the curb appeal of your house as beautiful climbing vines spreading over an arbor or topiary. In regions that are cooler, attractive houseplants are made by candy corn vines.
Take a 4- to 6-inch stem cutting in the spring from the previous year’s growth. Make the cut just above a node, where a leaf meets the stem.
Remove or flower buds from the stem. Cut off the leaves around the lower half of this cutting.
Add the bottom half of the stem — the component with no leaves — into a mixture of equal parts perlite and peat moss. Water before the pot starts to drain to its saucer.
Cover the cutting with a plastic bag. Drape the plastic bag and fasten it. Keep the potting medium moist by adding water to the saucer. Put in sunlight. Gently remove the cutting from the medium following 6 to 8 weeks and check for origins. In rooting medium if there are no roots or if they have just started to appear repot.
In potting soil following the 7, repot reach and look an inch long. Permit the plant to grow stronger and larger in potting soil before planting the blossom in its location.