The Ivy Gourd is a tropical vine that has white flowers and bright red fruits. The stems have tendrils and dark green, ivy-like leaves. Native to Africa, Asia and Oceana. The young stems and the fruits are edible. It is a perennial. Grows in forests, thickets and on mountain slopes. Hardy in zones 9-12.
Growing Instructions for the Ivy Gourd
- The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 4. Put the seeds on the soil. 5. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 6. Water the seeds. 7. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. 8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.