Mondia whitei which does not flower

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Mary O Connell asked 13 years ago

Hi Gerry, I grew a Mondia whitei from seed and have a specimen outdoors though it has put on very little growth this year, its second year. I got the seeds from Chiltern seed. I also have a specimen in a sunroom which is west facing and is full of leaves but no flowers at all though I have been feeding it regulary. It is full of greenfly. I don’t use pesticides as a rule but have tried almost everything to no avail. I now have the base of the plant indoors but the rest of it outdoors through an open window. This seems to be controlling the greenfly but I am in a quandary. Do I keep trying or give up

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Mondia is a tropical shrubby climber, noted for it pretty flowers, and with roots that are used medicinally. it needs warmth, so does better in the greenhouse. Use derris to control greenflies.