In this publication for garden and indoor flowers we will focus on Rhodochiton - a liana coming from the lands of Mexico and Guatemala, and belonging to the rather large family Plantaginaceae, which is very close to the family Scrophulariaceae and according to a number of classifications includes and some of its representatives. There are only three species in the genus and one of them (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus) is grown for ornamental purposes. It is very valuable because of the beautiful purple-pink flowers in the shape of a bell, as well as because of the long flowering of nearly 5 months.

Coming from the ancient Greek rhodon (ῥόδον) - rose and chiton (χιτών) - a garment, because of the pink cloak above the bell, the name classifying this plant is actually closely related to ancient Thrace and its symbolizing roses (Armenian - վարդ; Arabic - Persian; ور; ).

Rhodochitone is a perennial plant, but whether it is grown in the garden or as a flower, it is recommended that every year, at most 2-3, be planted with seeds, because then its bloom is most beautiful.
It is planted in moist but well-drained and rich soil, and the initial seedlings are made in March-April, under glass and at a temperature of about and above 20 degrees. After the appearance of the third leaf, each shoot can be transferred to a separate vessel at a temperature of about 18 degrees. Young plants need a lot, but not direct light and significant moisture, both soil and air, but without water retention. It is also transplanted with cuttings - about 10 cm.

It needs more moisture during the growth period, and moderate fertilization with 2-3 twice a month with organic complexes is good. It must also be provided with development support or a climbing base.

Rhodochitone cannot withstand temperatures below 10 degrees, so if you want to keep it in the winter months, it should be provided with a place with enough sunshine and watering to be diluted.