Top Questions About Dutchman’s Pipe Vines

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Questions About Dutchman’s Pipe Vines

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 8, 2010

Q. Dutchman’s Pipe Not Flowering

My dutchman’s pipe vine is growing great but it has not bloomed. Can you tell me what I need to do to get it to bloom next year?

Answered by
Heather on
November 10, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

There can be a few reasons your dutchman's pipe vine is not blooming.

The first is that the plant may not be getting enough sunlight. While a plant can survive in less than ideal light conditions, it has a hard time blooming without the proper amount of sun. Check the amount of sun the plant is getting and see if you might be able to get more light to it either by perhaps pruning a tree or moving nearby object. You may also want to think about moving the plant to a spot where it would get better light.

The other reason that a plant may not bloom is a lack of phosphorus. This article will explain more about that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm

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Asked by
lovesglass54 on
April 10, 2011

Q. What Fertilizer to Use on Dutchman’s Pipe Plant?

I planted a dutchman’s pipe from seed (in a container) and at first it really started growing. Then I planted it in the ground and it did ok, but not really good. Now it is only brown stems and I don’t know if I should try again with more seeds for put fertilizer on this one.

Answered by
Heather on
April 10, 2011
Certified Expert
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Did you acclimate it before planting it out? If a plant is not acclimated, it can die. This article has more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/how-to-harden-off-your-seedlings.htm

If it is only brown stems, it is likely dead and I would recommend starting over. This article will help you with confirming that it is dead:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

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Asked by
falcone on
August 2, 2012

Q. when and how to trim dutchman’s pipe vine

When and how should I trim my dutchman’s pipe vine?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 3, 2012
Certified Expert
Asked by
pushinpetals on
June 27, 2013

Q. Dutchmans pipe flower drop

The blossoms on my dutchmans pipe vine seem to be falling off. I don’t think the local critters are eating them off. I see the baby pipes and 3-4 days later they have dropped. Any suggestions? Fertilizers?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
June 27, 2013
A.

Sorry, but I can't answer your question outright. From what I've read, these must be kept moist. If they are stressed, the plants will throw blooms as a survival tactic. Maybe this article may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/dutchmans-pipe/growing-dutchmans-pipe-vine.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 23, 2014

Q. Frost Bite on New Plants

I ordered 4 Dutchman Pipe vines from a nursery during the winter and then received them in mid March while there was still snow out and cold nights. The vines were only about 3 inches long, had green foliage, strong root systems and I planted them under the pergola in well prepared compost soil. Of course, after the first hard frost, they browned up and shrivelled away. My question is, will the root system regenerate new growth or are they most likely completely dead? Not sure why the nursery sent them to me so early in the season.

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 27, 2015

Q. dutchmans pipe

We have a Dutchmans Pipe and it is growing up the old tv antanae. It is about 40 feet high, and the trunk is about 3 inches thick. This year though, it has tiny pinholes in it and it is dropping leaves. It has never done this before, I am just wondering why it is doing this. Thanks.

Answered by
Heather on
June 27, 2015
Certified Expert
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The holes are classic borer damage, though which kind of borer it is would be hard to say. Borers are hard to deal with because being inside the plant protects them from many kinds of pesticides. I would recommend using neem oil. Neem oil is absorbed by the plant and makes the whole plant poisonous to any bugs that eat it. This should take care pf the problem.

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Asked by
andrelmarieewis on
November 22, 2015
Gatineau, Quebec Canada

Q. Dutchman’s pipe

I have seeds but I can’t get them to germinate. I put them in seeding pods after soaking them for a day or so….. What should I do?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 24, 2015
Certified Expert
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Start seeds by soaking in hot water for 48 hours before surface sowing them on a tray of rich potting mix.
When the water cools replace it with hot water again.

Cover with a very fine layer of vermiculite.
The seeds need light to germinate.
Keep soil moist but not wet.
A mister bottle of water is good for watering.
Temperatures need to be between 75 and 85 degrees F
A heated germination mat is needed for this.

You should see sprouts in approx 4 weeks, in some cases longer.

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