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Questions About Cat’s Claw Plant

Asked by
Anonymous on
July 5, 2011

Q. Cat’s Claw Vine Watering

What is the watering regimen for cat’s claw vine in Sonora desert (before the summer rains begin)?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 6, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This plant is generally tolerant of drought and varying climate conditions. In fact, it grows so well in some areas, it is known for becoming invasive, though in your area this should not be a concern. I would simply water the plant deeply each week and more only as needed.

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Asked by
webstec on
June 20, 2015
arizona

Q. cat’s claw taking root under my Afghanistan pine

Will the cat’s claw taking root under my Afghanistan pine hurt it? The vine has come off the fence, spread on the ground and has sunk roots under the tree and some of the vines are growing up through the tree.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 21, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Climbing Cat's Claw can eventually kill a tree.
You will want to remove this from the tree.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/cats-claw-vine/controlling-cats-claw-vines.htm

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Asked by
amy and pete on
June 29, 2015
tucson arizona

Q. cat’s claw plant

We planted cat’s claw on the side of our carport. On the west side of the house. How do we trim it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 29, 2015
Certified Expert
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It requires little maintenance. You can trim away and dead, broken or diseased branches.
Here is a link with more growing and care information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/cats-claw-vine/controlling-cats-claw-vines.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 1, 2017

Q. Propagation

My friend gave me hundreds of vines from her “cats claw” main plants. Can these vines
Be propagated? She was throwing them away. I would like to have this as a climbing vine for
My bare area. Please help.
Thank You!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 1, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Sure -- look for the seed pods that this vine produces, or you can try digging up and replanting the tubs that are underground. These articles may help you:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/cats-claw-vine/controlling-cats-claw-vines.htm

and

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fr391

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Asked by
onlymemike on
August 13, 2017
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Q. Trimming Cat’s Claw Vine

I live in the Phoenix metro area in Arizona. Hot and typically very dry. I have a well established cat’s claw vine growing on a cement block wall in the east side of my yard. Most of it gets full sun all day long. It also gets plenty of water.

A friend has offered to trim it for me. She set out on a very aggressive, deep trimming. See the photo, I think I uploaded it correctly.

Back when I was a kid, I watched my Dad pretty much kill off a couple of hedges with a similar treatment. With no leaves to shade them, the branches just baked in he sun and died. I am concerned that the same thing might happen to my cat’s claw if it is all trimmed back this far. I know that it is very heat/drought resistant, but I don’t know if trimming it back might injure/kill it.

I spent quite a few minutes researching the www looking for the best answer, but didn’t find any. Can you help me out with a good answer, and if you know of a link to the “correct” way to trim it I would love to see it.

Best, and thanks so much for your help,
Mike

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 14, 2017
Certified Expert
Asked by
ryanc.32 on
November 14, 2017
crittenden, kentucky

Q. CATS CLAW VINES

Will ‘cats claw’ vines survive in (state of) Kentucky? (zone 6)

(warning – I’m told it’s not an easy question)

((they originate in very southern locations)) Thanks !!

Answered by
BushDoctor on
November 14, 2017
Certified Expert
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There is a simple answer to this problem, and in short, the answer is, no. These will not survive unprotected in your area.

Now, if you can bring it in during the winter then you will be able to grow them. You are well outside of its growing zone, and it will not survive your winters.

This article will give you more information:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/cats-claw-vine/cats-claw-plant-care.htm

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