A Bleeding Heart Vine Plant, native to tropical west Africa, is grown for its masses of beautiful bi-colored flowers. Each flower on a Bleeding Heart Vine is made up of a corolla or inner group of bright red petals that emerge from a white calyx or outer part of the flower. The Bleeding Heart Vine's nickname, the “Bag Plant" refers to the shape of the outer white petals. When planted in a container, a Bleeding Heart Vine can grow up to 3 feet in length, outside in tropical areas, it often reaches 15 feet. A Bleeding Heart Vine has twining stems with large attractive dark green leaves. You can place a trellis in your container to help a Bleeding Heart Vine grow tall or place it on a shelf or in a hanging basket.
These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants
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