Chalice Flower

Solandra grandiflora 



This perennial liana (climbing vine) grows rapidly, reaching up to 30 metres in its natural setting. It climbs up into forest trees using the strength of the trees’ branch framework as support.

The large, creamy-yellow chalice-shaped flowers are highly scented, though short lived. The shape of the flower amplifies the scent, and it is best experienced in the late evening or night.

Place of origin:

Native to tropical South America, Mexico and the West Indes 

Did you know?

It is said that this plant is used in the making of powerful aphrodisiac love potions in parts of Mexico!