Native of tropical America, the botanical name is Jacquemontia pentanthos and belongs to Convolvulaceae (morning-glory) family. Blue Cluster Vine is a perennial creeper and can grow up to 8 feet long with support. Due to its attractive and profusely blooming nature, it is the most sought after plant by gardeners. It is perfect to grown on fence, arches, balconies, and in hanging pots.
Leaves are green, alternate, heart shaped, green, and hairy. The flowers are bright blue with a white center. Blue Cluster Vine flowers are 0.5 inch across when open in the morning. They close by mid-afternoon.
Fruit is a small round capsule with seeds. Pollination is from bees, butterflies, and small birds.
Propagation is by seeds and cuttings. Blue Cluster Vine grows very fast with some support and is easy to maintain. Plant them in partial or full sun in well-drained soil. Water moderately.
Kannada name ?
No Kannada name. It is a native of tropical America.