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Cardiospermum (Balloon Plant)

Balloon Plants are a small genus of mostly annual to perennial vines from subtropical Africa to Asia. Several species have been introdruced to other regions and are widely naturalized, invasive species. They are fast growing vines with dissected leaves and axillary racemes of usually small, unconspicuous flowers followed by ornamental, inflated "balloons" which contain only three seeds each. Extracts from some Cardiospermum species are said to have medical properties in certain skin diseases. All are easily grown as pot plants in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. Keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 15°C, alternatively grow as annuals in the open garden. Transplant seedlings to their final spot in the garden after the last freezing nights by end of spring. Plants require a climbing aid.
Sow flat in any rich, well drained soil at some 20°C in a sunny spot.
7 seeds per package.
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Cardiospermum halicacabum (Small Balloon Plant)

Cardiospermum halicacabum (Small Balloon Plant)

2 (10)m, Small Balloon Plant is usually cultivated as an annual, fast growing vine. It has pale green dissected leaves and small, unconspicuous yellowish-green flowers followed by ornamental, inflated, green "balloons" which contain only three seeds each. Extracts from some Cardiospermum halcicacabum species are said to have medical properties in certain skin diseases (e.g. eczema). Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. If grown as an perennial, keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 15°C with reduced watering. VII-IX.
7 seeds per package.

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