Native to Tropical Asia, Malesia and Philippines, Freycinetia is an evergreen specimen climber with stems that can grow from 1-6 foot long. The slender roots of Freycinetia grow along the stem attaching the plant to the tree, shrub or trellis on which it is growing.
The leaves of Freycinetia cumingiana are dark green, linear-oblong, and leathery and can grow up to 12-15” long. The male (staminate) and female (pistillate) flowers are found on different plants and both are densely arranged within cylindrical spikes (inflorescences). Clusters of 3 or 4 inflorescences containing either male or female flowers are borne at the ends of branches above several showy pinkish-orange bracts that form beneath the inflorescenses. Flowers are good for cutting. Tender Perennial. Protect from frost. Suitable for indoors.
Syn: Freycinetia multiflora