Cardiospermum corindum

Common Name :Small Balloon Vine, Love in a puff, Heartseed, Balloon plant Botanical name :Cardiospermum corindum Family : Sapindaceae

Cardiospermum corindum

Order - Sapindales

Subfamily - Sapindoideae

Genus - Cardiospermum

Species - halicacabum

Origin / Native - Asia, Africa

Synonym - Cardiospermum canescens

Life Cycle - Perennial

Found In - Tropicals and sub tropicals of the world

Category - Climbing vine, creeper

Habit - Herb/Forb

Grows in - Roadside, river-bank, forest border

Uses -Medicinal, ornamental

Height - Climbing up to 10 feet tall

Growth Rate - Fast

Good For - Home garden, edges, butterfly gardens

Light Requirement & Care - Full Sun, part shade, average water, well drained, fertile, moist, humus-rich soil, low maintenance

Attracts -Bees, butterflies

Special Feature - Drought, salt wind tolerant

Flowers -Tiny, white with pink color, single or clustered

Foliage -Green, pinnately, compound, 6 ribbed leaflets

Flowering Season -All year-round

Attracts - Bees, Butterflies

Fruits & Seeds -Green with red when young, matured fruits-beige color, black seeds covered with smooth paper like outer layer, 4 to 5 seeds per fruits

Antigonon leptopus foliage
Cardiospermum corindum fruits & Foliage

Antigonon leptopus lacelike flowers
Cardiospermum corindum flower

Coral vine flower buds
Cardiospermum corindum-Matured fruits

Photographs: Sridher Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Cauvery river, Srirangam, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, South India

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