The bell vine is not only an easy-care and undemanding climbing plant, it can also be easily propagated. Give it a try!After flowering, a seed pod forms. The vine is a fast-climbing plant that provides good privacy. With its thick leaves and many flowers in purple-violet, it is a beautiful eye-catcher.
If you want to propagate your bell vine, you can take out and sow seeds or cut cuttings. Both methods work well and will provide decorative climbing plants again in the next garden season.
Multiply the vine by sowing
After flowering, a seed pod forms, initially green, later brown. Cut off the ripe capsules before the frost. The vine seeds are flat and about the size of a 1 cent piece. Store the seeds in a cool, dry and dark place until use.
You can then start sowing from February. Here's how:Soak the seeds in warm water for a few hours, then they germinate better.
Fill wide, flat pots with growing soil and place the seeds at a greater distance, cover thinly with soil.Keep the pots moist and put a cling film over them. A glass plate that you place on the vessel is also suitable. A mini greenhouse for the windowsill is also a good option.
In a moderately warm and bright place, the seeds germinate after a few days. Air the foil from time to time to prevent mold from forming.Separate the young plantlets; the strongest specimens come in separate pots and are allowed to develop further until they move outdoors. A climbing aid already makes sense - stick thin bamboo sticks next to the young plants.
Get used to the fresh air slowly and, if the weather is good, keep the pots on the terrace or balcony for a few hours. Young plants are sensitive to too much sun, sometimes brown spots appear on the leaves. After the final move to the field, the bell winch regenerates quickly.After the ice saints in May, put the bells out. It thrives well in normal garden soil and is also suitable for planting pots. Bell vines are growing rapidly! Now the plants only need a permanent climbing aid, after a few weeks you have a dense, green privacy screen.
So that the plant branches well, shorten the fresh shoots from time to time. You can use grids, bamboo sticks or stretched nets for tendrils. Bell vines eagerly form many tendrils that wrap around everything available like a corkscrew.
Multiply bell vine with cuttings
Cut cuttings in the fall. Strong shoots with some leaves are well suited. The cuttings come in pots with growing soil and spend the winter on a warm windowsill.
Always keep the soil slightly damp but not wet. The rooted cuttings are large enough by spring. From mid-May you can put the new plants outdoors.