Flowers of Bluebell Creeper - Pittosporaceae Sollya Heterophylla.

What You Need to Know About the Bluebell Creeper – Pittosporaceae Sollya Heterophylla

This slender, evergreen, twining climber from Western Australia is also called bluebell creeper or Australian bluebell. It has rather weak stems bearing long-oval leaves, 1—2 in. (2.5—5 cm) long and mid- to deep green, paler beneath, on short stalks.

The pretty, nodding, bell-like, blue flowers are produced in summer and fall, in clusters of 4—12. Each is slender-stalked, with five small petals. Naturally preferring light woodland, it is hardy outdoors in mild areas; otherwise, it will do well in a cool, but well-lit conservatory.

Size: Spread 5 ft. (1.5 m).

Light: Indirect sunlight.

Temperature: Cool.

Moisture: Keep moist from spring to fall. In winter, water sparingly.

Feeding: Use standard liquid fertil­izer once a month from spring to fall.

Propagation: Sow seed in spring, or take 4 in. (10 cm) tip cuttings in late spring or summer.

Special needs: Avoid pinching shoots, because flowers are borne at the tips and the growing buds will be removed.